Inspired by one infamous night, the Charleston RiverDogs (the Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees) hosted "Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It" Saturday night.
Why "2," you ask?
On July 12, 1979, the Chicago White Sox held Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park. Bill Veeck, who owned the White Sox at the time, was known for his wild promotions, and Disco Demolition Night may have been his most notable one.
Fans brought disco albums to blow up to a doubleheader between the White Sox and Detroit Tigers. Things got a bit out of hand when the demolition began after the first game, and the second game was eventually forfeited after the explosion and rowdy fans ruined the field.
"Disco Demolition 2" was driven by the team's dislike for Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. RiverDogs general manager Dave Echols, via the team's official website, added:
Like so many, we have taken special exception to Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus's music along with his numerous run-ins with the law and her controversial performances. 'Disco Demolition 2' is dedicated to the eradication of their dread musical disease, like the original Disco Demolition attempted to do. We are going to take Bieber and Cyrus's merchandise and memorabilia, put it in a giant box, and blow it to smithereens. It is all in good fun, and we guarantee there won't be a forfeit of a game.
Any fan who brought Bieber or Cyrus items with them were able to purchase a ticket to the game for just $1. Video montages were played throughout the game in order to get the crowd excited for the postgame festivities.
The sellout crowd was certainly supportive of the demolition:
Once the RiverDogs wrapped up a 9-7 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets, it was time:
The RiverDogs are dedicated to protecting their fans from Bieber and Cyrus. The team will not play either singers' songs at its ballpark anymore.
Charleston also honored the creator of the original Disco Demolition night with a "bobbleleg" for the first 1,000 fans in attendance:
Aside from the catchy title, though, we're not sure if this lived up to the hype.
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