For those of you who may be unaware, back in the late ’70s there was this thing called “Disco Demolition Night” that became the stuff of sports history legend.
On Saturday, MiLB team the Charleston RiverDogs attempted to recreate the magic in the name of destroying, not disco, but Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.
Guess they’re not Beliebers then, huh?
“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.”
— Kyle B. Mercier (@KyleBMercier) July 20, 2014
The original Disco Demolition was the brainchild of current Charleston RiverDogs president, Mike Veeck, who 35 years ago crafted a promotion so outrageous — to eradicate disco music on July 12, 1979 — that it resulted in the last American League game to ever be forfeited. (The hooligans in attendance got so into the destructive affair that they ruined the field.)
This go-around, the ire of Veeck was geared towards Beebs and professional tongue-wagger, Cyrus. “We are going to take Bieber and Cyrus’s merchandise and memorabilia, put it in a giant box, and blow it to smithereens,” the RiverDogs’ website stated. “It is all in good fun, and we guarantee there won’t be a forfeit of a game.”
— John Manford Hurst (@iloveTheKate) July 20, 2014
Fans who attended the event with Bieber and Cyrus gear in tow received entrance to the game for only $1. Throughout the evening, video montages geared at skewering El Beebsio were played. And the Bieber/Cyrus hate was oh-so-real:
— Neal F (@BlazinBigRed07) July 19, 2014
…But when it came down to the big bang? Well let’s just say it left a bit to be desired compared to its demolition predecessor:
Here’s official video of the whole thing — proof that we’ll never get the ’70s back, not really. Odds are, Beliebers aren’t going to be happy about any of this.