Minor League team celebrates 'Disco Demolition' anniversary by blowing up Justin Bieber/Miley Cyrus merch
On July 12, 1979 the White Sox invited fans to Comiskey Park to officially eradicate disco from the planet. Billed as "Disco Demolition" night, fans paid $0.98 to attend if they contributed a record that local DJ Steve Dahl could destroy on the field between the games of a doubleheader. When a few rowdy fans invited themselves down onto the field, things escalated quickly and the White Sox were forced to forfeit the latter contest amid dozens of arrests.
Disco died that night and Studio 54 long since closed its doors, but people still hate certain genres of music and love to blow stuff up, so a Minor League team celebrated the 35th annivesary of the "Disco Demolition" with "Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It."
On Saturday, the Charleston RiverDogs invited fans to come out to the ballpark and bring with them Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus merchandise. RiverDogs team president Mike Veeck-the promotions director behind the original event in '79 and the son of then White Sox owner Bill Veeck-was on the field to cheer on the second round of demolition, which followed the RiverDogs' 9-7 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets.