It has been 35 years since the Chicago White Sox held "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, when fans were asked to bring their disco record to be destroyed in an on-field explosion between games of a doubleheader between the White Sox and Detroit Tigers. After the destruction, thousands of fans stormed the field and remained there, forcing the White Sox to forfeit Game 2 of the doubleheader.
Now, the minor-league Charleston RiverDogs in Charleston, S.C., will try to recapture the magic with "Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It." The event, to be held on Saturday, will feature the destruction of Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus music and paraphernalia. The RiverDogs will play the Augusta GreenJackets, and the destruction will take place after the game, so there will be no Game 2 to forfeit.
"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," RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols said in a news release. "'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."
Fans who bring Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus items to the game will receive a $1 ticket. And let's hope that fans of Bieber and Cyrus will receive free tissues to dry their eyes after witnessing the destruction, which probably will take place after their bedtimes.
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