Peter Gatien + Michael Alig
Club king of NYC deported to Canada due to police investigation regarding the sale of drugs in his mega-clubs + club kid sentenced to decades in prison for murdering and dismembering his drug dealer Angel.
I’ve been on an insane 80s/early 90s NY club kick lately.
Can’t get enough of these two.
If you’ve not seen Party Monster (the documentary - not the film adaption) it’s ridiculous. You need to check it out. I’m pretty sure it’s on YouTube. The Limelight doc is great as well. It specifically deals with all that Gatien went through during the time he was under investigation.
NYC really was the wild-west during that era.
Something else interesting to check out: The Oral History of The Tunnel: The story of the biggest club in hip-hop history, as told by the people who lived it” on Complex.com