Just over 35 years after the controversial “Disco Demoliton Night” was held on July 12, 1979, at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, the sequel is being planned for this weekend, albeit at a minor league stadium.
Mike Veeck, son of late baseball team owner and promotion whiz Bill Veeck, has announced “Disco Demolition Night 2: You Better Belieb It” at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, the home stadium of New York Yankees farm team the Charleston RiverDogs. The event will take place this Saturday, July 19. Mike Veeck was the Chicago White Sox’s promotions director in 1979 (when his father was the team’s owner), and helped to organize the original “Disco Demolition Night.”
This weekend’s event will allow any fan who shows up donating a Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus album (or merchandise associated with either act) $1 admission; the Bieber and Cyrus swag will be demolished after the game.
“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,” said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. “‘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.”