Disco Demolition Night (which happened 35 years ago today) still lives in baseball lore as one of the most misbegotten promotions in history. Now the Charleston RiverDogs are bringing back Disco Demolition Night, with a new up-to-date pop music twist. Instead of disco records, the RiverDogs plan to destroy Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus discs.
The team made the big announcement on Saturday morning via Twitter. July 19 will be the date for this new incarnation of demolition night.
— Charleston RiverDogs (@ChasRiverDogs) July 12, 2014
Let’s hope this new demolition night promotion goes better than the original one. In 1979, current RiverDogs President Mike Veeck and his father, legendary baseball man Bill Veeck, decided it would be a great idea to stack a bunch of disco records on the field between games of a White Sox double header and blow them up. The result was basically a riot.
As much hatred as some people have for Bieber and Miley, I can’t see Demolition Night 2.0 descending into the same chaos that reigned inside Comiskey Park in 1979. People really hated disco. I mean really hated. Way worse than people hate Miley and Biebs.
Actually, if you’re going to destroy discs, I think you could do better than Miley and Biebs. How about blow up some Robin Thicke discs? Or Drake? Or Coldplay? There are way more offensive musical acts than Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.