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Fire Island Pines Pavilion Returns With A Whole New (But Classic) Sound

We  had a moment to kiki with one of the folks working on getting Fire Island Pines ready for summer 2013. We got a lot of good dish from her, some of which we can’t share yet because it hasn’t been finalized. But we can reveal that the Pavilion, destroyed by fire in 2011, is ready to reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend. (The Blue Whale and Canteen will be opening even earlier, on April 19.)

New York super-promoter Tony Fornabio (XL Nightclub) has been brought in as director of programming, and his goal is to bring back some of the classic sounds that made the Pavilion legendary.  “Musically, the island has moved away from what it used to be. It’s become reliant on pop music,” says Fornabio. “While there is nothing wrong with pop, it is our intention to bring back that memorable, soulful sound that Fire Island is known for – a unique, sonic identity, infusing disco and house, while staying contemporary and relevant with tribal and circuit sounds.”

Veteran DJ Bobby Viteritti says that, in days of yore, music set the tone for Fire Island’s unique vibe: “When you went to [the Pines] back in the day, you got off the ferry and heard those obscure songs that reminded you that you were at one of the most unique places in the world.”

We can’t wait to hear what Tony and his mixmasters have cooked up.




By:           Dan Avery
On:           Apr 5, 2013
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    • QJ201

      a unique, sonic identity, infusing disco and house, while staying contemporary and relevant with tribal and circuit sounds

      in other words: Gay Molly Music, tunes you can roll to, tina tin and bass

      Apr 6, 2013 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayBacon

      Never been to Fire Island. Is it worth vacationing there for a week, or is it more of a weekend trip type of place?

      Apr 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK

      W.T.F AdamHomo.

      Apr 7, 2013 at 6:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      @GayBacon: Go on a long weekend, like Thursday to Sunday.

      Apr 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas

      Is it similar to Ptown?

      Apr 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas

      …and how expensive is it?

      Apr 8, 2013 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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