Friday, July 11, 2014

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today: The Most Dangerous Game Day Promotion Ever

Hard to believe when Americans currently live in a time when companies weigh legal ramifications of every move, but 25 years ago tomorrow a professional sports franchise had a promotion involving dynamite, illegal drugs, and potentially deadly flying discs.

Welcome to the 1970s.  Welcome to "Disco Demolition Night."

Between two games of a twi night double header, the Chicago White Sox declared the end to disco by blowing up thousands of records on the field at Old Comisky Park.

Few could recount this as well as the New York Times  Joe Lapointe in 2009.

It was disastrous, possibly deadly, completely irresponsible, but memorable enough to bring a smile a quarter century later.

And it reminds you that fun is almost dead.

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