Disco Demolition Night


In the summer of 1979 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, DJ Steve Dahl ran an ill-fated anti-Disco event called Disco Demolition Night. The idea was simple, people bring Disco Records to the park for cheaper admission and then at some point in the night those records were placed on the field and exploded. On paper, in retrospect, that kind of seems like a horrible idea.

Something about people who hate disco, cheap tickets and I imagine alcohol made for a potent cocktail and things quickly got out of control as people rushed the field post-explosion. A lot of damage was done and the White Sox were forced to forfeit Game 2 of the doubleheader they were playing against the Tigers.


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