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One of the most infamous moments in music history came in 1979, when the Chicago White Sox sponsored the “Disco Demolition” in the middle of double header at Comiskey Park. On Saturday, a minor league baseball team in Charlotte hosted the sequel, giving Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus haters the night of a lifetime.
The Charlotte RiverDogs did learn one thing from the White Sox disaster, hosting their event on a day without a doubleheader on Saturday. As The LA Times points out, the White Sox had to forfeit their second game to the Detroit Tigers in 1979, but the RiverDogs didn’t have to do that at least.
“'Disco Demolition 2' is dedicated to the eradication of their dread musical disease, like the original Disco Demolition attempted to do,” RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols said in a statement on Friday. “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.”
Billboard reports that ‘Disco Demolition 2’ did go off as planned. Fans brought their Cyrus and Bieber posters and CDs to the game. Unfortunately, it looks like they didn’t bring a lot to blow up, but the fireworks did give a nice explosion.
Clearly, ‘Disco Demolition 2’ just proves that sequels are never better than the original Even the music they blew up wasn’t as good.
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