Deadspin Classic: A Disco InfernoDashiell Bennett7/13/09 11:00amFiled to: Deadspin ClassicDisco demoltion nightChicago White SoxDetroit TigersDiscosparky andersonDisco doesn't suck18EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIn an alternate universe, Deadspin's archives would cover the whole scope of human history. Occasionally, we like to revisit those timeless moments that we would have written about, if only we could have. Today: The night disco died.AdvertisementJuly 13, 1979 Anti-Disco Promotion Forces White Sox To ForfeitThe White Sox and Tigers had a little trouble completing their doubleheader last night, since ... you know ... Comiskey Park was burned to the ground by rioting, disco-hating fans. You've done it again, Bill Veeck!Last night was something called "Disco Demolition Night" in Chicago. A local radio station cooked up the promotion and fans were encouraged to bring their old disco records to the park so that they could be collected and destroyed on the field. With a bomb. They literally blew up the records in the middle of the outfield between games while fans changed "Disco Sucks." Hard to believe that something like that could go haywire. It's now officially the best idea since 10-Cent Beer Night.