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OT Disco Demolition 30 years after

 

July 12, 1979

 

It was a bad day for baseball but a memorable evening for a group of 17 year olds.  Some of my high school football teammates decided to go at the last minute after our summer workouts.  We packed into one car and made our way to old Communist Park to watch Steve Dahl blow up disco records.  I helped myself to one of my sister's 45s (Disco inferno by the Trammps) to get a discounted ticket.

 

Since our seats were in the nosebleeds, we were some of the last to storm the field.  The unbridled teenage enthusiasm vanished at the sight of Chicago's finest in riot gear.  We retreated rapidly.  When a guy ran past our section with an armload of sod, I knew the second game was history.  I still feel bad for the family who sat in front of us: they were there for baseball,

 

With that said, are there any other BCBers who were at the Demolition?  Any fond memories (or repressed bitterness)?



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