January 24, 2017, 4:00 pm Disco Demolition Night: Scenes from the Night Disco Died (or Did It?) at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, 1979 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/_TMGWf6JekA/disco-demolition-night.html Awesome creativity, vision, and production. I’m taking notes to be this good! Visit our blog @ http://www.newhuecomicsmangaandanime.com/
The crowd at Comiskey Park on Disco Demolition night was estimated at 50,000. After the first game of a scheduled doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, a pile of disco records was blown up, and fans stormed the field. The second game was called off when umpires ruled the field unfit for play. | Photo Credit: AP Photo/Fred Jewell
Disco Lunch Box: This box tries to take advantage of the Disco dance craze popular in American in the late 19070s, which was at its peak in 1978, before the Chicago White Sox’s infamous Disco Demolition Night set off a backlash that made disco decidedly uncool.
July 12, 1979 - Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck's "Disco Demolition Night" promotion at Comiskey Park went awry when fans set fire to disco records on the field as planned between games of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers but then refused to return to their seats. The second game had to be forfeited.