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2004-07-09 - Weird News
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Disco Died 25 Years Ago

Chicago, IL -- Monday (Jul. 12) marks the 25th anniversary of the day disco music died a harsh and painful death.

The figurative funeral took place at Chicago's Comiskey Park, where baseball fans paid just 98 cents to get into the game if they brought a disco record for DJ Steve Dahl to blow up on the field.

Dahl, who still broadcasts on Chicago's WCKG-FM, says he staged the anti-disco demonstration because he and a number of others hated the disco lifestyle and John Travolta fashions.

In his words, "We thought we'd never get laid again if we didn't do something."

In all, 90,000 people attended the game, but Dahl says the park stopped collecting records at around 20,000, which he says was a mistake because people just began throwing them like frisbees.

Much to Dahl's amazement, he says no one was hurt that night, despite the stacks of wax he blew up and the mayhem of fans who stormed the field before the game ever started, forcing the White Sox to forfeit their game with the Detroit Tigers.

These days, Dahl is shopping for a producer for his movie "Disco Demolitions," which depicts the events of July 12, 1979.

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