Minor-league baseball games are truly under-appreciated treasures of the American sports world. Where else can you watch near-professional athletes in a small-town setting, while getting totally annihilated on reasonably priced brews? And the Charleston RiverDogs of Charleston, S.C. are upping the allure by hosting an event that will please 90 percent of our music-loving country.
No, they aren't the first stop on another Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson small-stadium tour. They are, however, reliving an iconic moment in music history. Similar to the "Disco Demolition" that commenced 35 years ago at Comiskey Park, when the Chicago White Sox invited fans to bring disco records to be destroyed during an explosive ceremony on the field during a double-header, the Charleston RiverDogs are asking their attendees to come to an upcoming game armed with Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus music and paraphernalia.
"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," RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols said in a news release. "'Disco Demolition 2' is dedicated to the eradication of their dread musical disease, like the original Disco Demolition attempted to do. We are going to take Bieber and Cyrus's merchandise and memorabilia, put it in a giant box, and blow it to smithereens. It is all in good fun, and we guarantee there won't be a forfeit of a game."
The ceremony will commence following this Saturday's RiverDogs game against the Augusta GreenJackets.
We just hope the RiverDogs' athletic trainer doubles as an exorcist, because there's a strong chance that a demon will rise from those glittery flames...
h/t: LA Times