Disco Demolition Night 1979 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

Disco Demolition Night 1979 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

$26.95

On July 12, 1979, 48,000 fans packed Chicago’s Comiskey Park for a doubleheader at Chicago’s Comiskey Park billed as ‘Disco Demolition Night.’ The event devolved into a fiery riot when crazed rock n’ roll fans stormed the field as part of an anti-disco promotional event when a local disc jockey took the field between games to blow up disco records. The DJ dressed up as the general of an anti-disco army and called on his listeners to bring disco records to the game in exchange for 98¢ entry fees, which happened to be the radio station frequency. While fans brought more than enough records for the event, they also brought plenty to throw which should have been the first sign of where the crowd’s intentions were headed as records flew like frisbees onto the field throughout the first game. Once the big event occurred and the box of disco records had blown up, the crowd chanting ‘DISCO SUCKS’ cheered uproariously and began taking the field. From there they began throwing records and cherry bombs, tearing up the field and stadium facilities and otherwise devolving into an all-out riot that ended up with the Chicago PD riot squad being called in to clear Comiskey Park and the second game being forfeited as the baseball field was beyond repair for gameplay that evening. Needless to say, the event ended up going a little differently than expected, and even now over 40-years later, Disco Demolition Night remains a contentious piece of Chicago history.

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Description


On July 12, 1979, 48,000 fans packed Chicago’s Comiskey Park for a doubleheader at Chicago’s Comiskey Park billed as ‘Disco Demolition Night.’ The event devolved into a fiery riot when crazed rock n’ roll fans stormed the field as part of an anti-disco promotional event when a local disc jockey took the field between games to blow up disco records. The DJ dressed up as the general of an anti-disco army and called on his listeners to bring disco records to the game in exchange for 98¢ entry fees, which happened to be the radio station frequency. While fans brought more than enough records for the event, they also brought plenty to throw which should have been the first sign of where the crowd’s intentions were headed as records flew like frisbees onto the field throughout the first game. Once the big event occurred and the box of disco records had blown up, the crowd chanting ‘DISCO SUCKS’ cheered uproariously and began taking the field. From there they began throwing records and cherry bombs, tearing up the field and stadium facilities and otherwise devolving into an all-out riot that ended up with the Chicago PD riot squad being called in to clear Comiskey Park and the second game being forfeited as the baseball field was beyond repair for gameplay that evening. Needless to say, the event ended up going a little differently than expected, and even now over 40-years later, Disco Demolition Night remains a contentious piece of Chicago history.

Details


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size

Sizing


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.

 
  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Width 17.99 20.00 22.01 24.02 25.98 27.99 30.00
Length 27.99 29.02 30.00 31.02 32.01 32.99 33.98
Sleeve length 8.90 9.17 9.45 9.72 10.00 10.39 10.79
 
All sizes are provided in inches!


*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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