What Happened During the Infamous Disco Demolition Night

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On July 12, 1979, the term “disco inferno” took on a whole new meaning. As the “disco ’70s” drew to a close, Chicago radio DJ Steve Dahl decided to speed up the process by promoting a Demolition Disco Night in between games at a White Sox double-header at Comiskey Park. He invited the listeners of his popular radio show to come out to the game and set some records on fire, and tens of thousands showed up to burn a farewell to disco. But during the event, things got seriously out of hand; after a sluggish baseball season, the stadium hadn’t seen crowds like this for quite some time.

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