I have been told of a story involving the ACDC club where Brian Gant was there one night and Lou Reed was in attendance and a fight broke out between drag queens and Lou legged itThe Gay Scene of the 70s and early 80s
A.C/D.C Club – adjacent 99 Currie Street, Adelaide.
It was 40 cents to get in, there was no alcohol served, there was a bar serving soft drinks near the entrance & there were 3 booths on the left & right which you passed on the way to the dance floor at the end of the room. On the dance floor was a juke box. Songs were .10 cents each. The Nutbush dance (to Nutbush City Limits) was invented at AC/DC in 1973/1974. See http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=6874&mode=singleImage&saMe....
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The Gay Scene of the 70s and early 80s
The Green Dragon – Corner South Terrace and Pultney St, Adelaide.
Seems too much of a coincidence about Barnes being killed just weeks after Stevenson.
Here's my wild theory trying to connect all the dots after watching Frozen Lies
Gambardella phones Stevenson and tells him that he's bringing a boy (believed to be Alan Barnes) over. Szach overhears the call, knowing that he's about to be pushed out to Coober Pedy to run a carpet cleaning business and potentially replaced he snaps and shots Stevenson.
Gambardella arrives with Barnes and finds Stevenson dead on the bed.
Gambardella panics, he retrieves the home made porn videos from the hidey hole in the floor and then helps Szach clean up and put Stevenson in the freezer.
Szach, knowing that he wasn't going to make the bus to Coober Pedy cancels the ticket and races off to Coober Pedy in Stevenson's car
The next day a young guy with long blonde hair goes to the Legal Services Commission (believed to be Alan Barnes) asking for a lawyer and tells the girl who spoke to him that "he was with Derrance Stevenson the night before, but he was in no position to act for anyone". If it actually was Alan Barnes at Legal Services then chances are that he was wanting to speak to someone about what he witnessed the night before.
If Gambardella was picking up and dropping off boys to Stevenson, then it's very possible that he was doing it for others too. Potentially some of the members of The Family may have even been on those tapes so when word gets out that Barnes has been opening his mouth about what happened to Stevenson and the tapes they decide to shut him up.
I'm guessing it may have reached a stage where people started to worry that Barnes was going to start attract attention towards them so a decision was made to shut him up and/or find out what he had told people. I don't know whether the intention was to kill him or whether they were supposed to just scare him and things got out of control, but it seems way too co incidental that Darko Kastelan was the last person to see Barnes alive before he was killed by The Family.
Cold Lies linked Darko to Szach, Gambardella, Stevenson and also potentially to BVE so it appears very probable that Darko assisted in some way in bringing Barnes to The Family on that Sunday he disappeared.
The other interesting things to note was that Gambardella fled the country never to return and the woman that Barnes allegedly spoke to at Legal Services was apparently subjected to many threatening calls threatening her and her family if she didn't keep quiet so she quit and fled interstate.
The threats make absolutely no sense unless Stevenson's murder didn't link into a bigger picture and given the timing of things it's hard not to connect them both.
Just another possible thought, what if the thrill of what they did to Alan Barnes led to them replicating it with the other four victims? Could Stevenson's murder have set off a chain of events that eventually led to The Family murders?
Ki Meekins has spoken the truth from living through it. Rachel Vaughan's so called testimony is speculative at best.Sounds very credible, but I don't think the chain of events started here. Was Stevenson not friends with Ric Marshall who lived up the road and used wards of the state, crossing paths with McIntyre and Munro who stem back to the Beaumont children. Ky Meekins and Rachel Vaughan's testimonies do not sound unreasonable.
I’d say there’s a pretty strong community of interest within this thread.Tbh no one in here knows 100% who or what connections there are and how deep they go
Yes he did in 1976 and parts of 1977 he was at north games and was part of the rebel cheer squad . He did not go for north he liked being a rebel .A mate of mine had AB attending Norh games - he had become somewhat friendly with him.
Nothing to profferI’d say there’s a pretty strong community of interest within this thread.
There have been published authors on the topic; family members of victims; and plenty of passionate researchers who have spent a lot of time reviewing material from many different sources, who have collectively contributed to this thread.
If you have something further to proffer and a good rationale for it, why don’t you put it out there for everyone here to consider?
No preacher was with Alan a lot of the time and they would go to port games or footy park at west lakesCharlie Barnes would often post about Alan attending SANFL games and as we know BVE was also a regular attendee. Back in 1979 crowds ranged between 3,000 & 20,000 depending on the clubs playing. There has been suggestions BVE knew Alan from his coke delivery job however wondering if there was further interaction between them at footy games?