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Disco Demolition: Where Were You?

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 12, 2007 7:44PM

We couldn't go through this day without paying our respects to DIsco Demolition, a day that will live in White Sox infamy. Today is the 28th anniversary of the event (the You Tube clip included here was from the event's silver anniversary). There's not much we can add to the day, except to read the Wiki entry. Even that doesn't do the event justice to the chaos that ensued.

It wound up becoming one of the most outrageous baseball promotions in history and cemented the reputations of Steve Dahl and Garry Meier. We remember the acrid smoke; the hole in center field; the smaller bonfires started by fans; the calls of Harry Caray on the public address system pleading with fans to return to their seats; some guy running along the first base side of the field high-fiving, then punching, people in the seats; and the eventual forfeit of the second game. We were ten and the experience scared us into becoming Cubs fans for over twenty years after that.

What are your memories of Disco Demolition?