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Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that...

wikipedia - 12 Sep 2016
Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Many of those in attendance had come to see the explosion rather than the games and rushed onto the field after the detonation. The playing field was damaged both by the explosion an
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6 Ways Diana Ross Has Earned Her Gay Icon Status

Billboard - 17 Nov 2017
After attending a drag performance featuring various Diana Rosses, songwriter Nile Rodgers wanted to embrace the fall of disco with a flamboyantly, rebellious anthem. He noted that the jam was also influenced by the Disco Demolition Night, where he ...
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Flashback: Watch 'Disco Demolition Night' Devolve Into Fiery Riot

RollingStone.com - 12 Jul 2017
Thirty-eight years ago this evening, a doubleheader at Chicago's Comiskey Park devolved into a fiery riot when crazed fans stormed the field as part of anti-disco promotional event dubbed Disco Demolition Night. The whole thing was the brainchild of ...
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'Disco Demolition' night fondly, and not-so-fondly, remembered

Chicago Tribune - 04 Aug 2017
On July 12, 1979, the Chicago White Sox promotion department cooked up plans for an unusual sales promotion during a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers: Disco Demolition Night. Fans of the rock radio station 98.9 FM WLUP, led by DJ Steve Dahl, ...
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Hive Mind: Honey Soundsystem Turns 10

SF Weekly - 08 Nov 2017
(For a particularly egregious but illustrative example, consider 1979's “Disco Demolition Night,” a baseball promotion in which crates filled with disco vinyl were blown up — as in, with actual explosives — on the field at Comiskey Park in Chicago.) ...
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Happy 40th Birthday, “Saturday Night Fever” Soundtrack!

The Z Review - 16 Nov 2017
But 40 years after its release, the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack remains a bedrock pillar of popular music, and on a personal note, I hope that when every person who participated in the 1979 “Disco Demolition Night” event dies and goes to hell ...
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Disco Demolition is now a museum show

Chicago Tribune - 28 Jun 2017
The latest example of the evening's life after death is "Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died," the engaging small exhibition newly opened at the Elmhurst museum that's earned a reputation for taking on big topics in Chicago culture: beer-making, the ...
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Elmhurst History Museum unveils exhibit on Disco Demolition

Suburban Life Publications - 09 Jun 2017
ELMHURST – Elmhurst History Museum curator Lance Tawzer is fascinated by the lasting significance of the events of July 12, 1979 – the night a baseball promotion dubbed Disco Demolition Night at Chicago's Comiskey Park went wildly awry.
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Learn about the night Steve Dahl blew up disco at Comiskey Park

Chicago Tribune - 05 Jun 2017
The museum is exploring the rise and fall of disco and the impact that one event had on the genre with the exhibit "Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died," which runs from June 9 to Oct. 8. "We dive into the different cultures involved," Tawzer said ...
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Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' Reenacts Disco Demolition Night

THUMP - 08 Dec 2016
Earlier this week, Comedy Central television series Drunk History—which features inebriated celebrity guests recounting famous historical events—took a musical turn with the retelling of Disco Demolition Night in its latest episode, titled "Shit Shows.".
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Bob Odenkirk to recount Disco Demolition Night on 'Drunk History'

Chicago Tribune - 18 Aug 2016
A promo released this week of the upcoming season of "Drunk History" shows Bob Odenkirk's character blowing up records at Detroit's former baseball stadium to re-create Disco Demolition Night. Problem is, that stunt occurred in Comiskey Park on July 12 ...
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Even in 1979, Disco Demolition was racist and homophobic

Chicago Tribune - 29 Jun 2017
My understanding of revisionist history is that an event from the past is being reinterpreted and long-held views of the event are being challenged. Therefore, I find radio deejay Steve Dahl's contention in Steve Johnson's review that “revisionist ...

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