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/
THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY: July 12, 1979. It's "disco demolition" night. Chicago WLUP DJs Steve Dahl and Gerry Meier host a bonfire of vinyl disco records at Cominskey Park. The crowd got a out of hand and the White Sox had to forfeit the second game at the double header. DJ Dahl came up with the idea after he was fired by a rival station when they switched to an all disco format.
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.