Win Tickets ($40): Summer Steampunk Extravaganza @ Wonder Ballroom | Vagabond Opera, Abney Park, Victorian Fashion

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Summer Steampunk Extravaganza with Vagabond Opera and Abney Park at Wonder Ballroom on Friday, July 6, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 2.

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From our sponsors at Vagabond Opera:
Summer Steampunk Extravagnaza @ Wonder BallroomSummer Steampunk Extravaganza w/ Vagabond Opera & Abney Park
Friday, July 6, 2012
8:30 p.m. | $18-$20 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at

Wonder Ballroom
128 Northeast Russell Street Portland, OR 97212
(503) 284-8686 | More Info:

A Mustache touting accordion player bellows opera from a Victorian hot air balloon while Tesla coils and theremins whistle on stage. The cellos’s begin to duel. A belly dancing chanteuse sings of ancestors and wails to the moon. The Guitarron’s been drinking.

Portland’ own Bohemian Gypsy pop ensemble, Vagabond Opera and Seattle’s infamous and dance-able Abney Park present a wild summer Steampunk extravaganza. Victorian fashion, culture and art mingle with Steam Power, anachronistic technology and really cool outfits for an interactive evening not to be missed. Featuring a Steampunk marketplace, audience interaction and costumes highly encouraged!

“An eclectic musical phenomenon.” — NBC

“A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.” –Washington Post

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48 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Summer Steampunk Extravaganza @ Wonder Ballroom | Vagabond Opera, Abney Park, Victorian Fashion

  1. Jessica June 28, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    This sounds like it will be an orgasm for the ears!

  2. Deb Boyer June 28, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    I can’t miss this event!! It sounds so fabulous! I’m going to an estate sale tomorrow morning advertised for “Steam Punks” so I’ll be sure to pick up several clock parts for my costume!

  3. marc June 28, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    I wanna go. I haven’t had an excuse to wear my leather top hat in awhile.

  4. Mel June 28, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    This sounds like an amazing event. After reading a ton of Steampunk books it would be awesome to see everyone dressed up and listen to the music I read so much about :)

  5. kate June 28, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Sounds like so much fun! I want to get all dressed up and go dance!

  6. Abby June 28, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    I cried a little reading this description. Nothing is more beautiful than the combination of music, dancing, and culture with the mixture of a regal past and an inspiring future. SteamPunk is an experience for the mind and the senses.

  7. Scott E. June 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    This should be an amazing night!!!

  8. Danni June 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    I would love to experience the SteamPunk marketplace and music. I have the perfect outfit for it too :)

  9. Ethan Jones June 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    I would really like to go to this show. Big fan of both bands. I have goggles and a hat and everything.

  10. Hayley June 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    I’ll bring awesome head gear if I win

  11. Nicholas Montoya June 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    One way or another Doc Futuro will be in attendence, but tickets given away would be welcome change from the usual crash and cash grab dirigible pirate ship attack or the temporal manipulation it takes to get a time chariot to materilize in the ballroom without harming bystandards. So for everyones safety those tickets should be mine….mwahahahaaaa.

  12. Maya June 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I LOVE Steampunk…this sounds amazing!

  13. Meghan June 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I LOVE vagabound opera! I have seen them every time they’ve come to portland since I’ve moved here, but unfortunately this summer I’m broke and I can’t afford a ticket to this show. I’d love to go, though!

  14. Diana June 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    This sounds like so much fun. I want to go!

  15. Quiana June 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    July 6 is my birthday!! What a great gift for the mind, ears and soul!! I’d love to go :)

  16. Sean June 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I just started dating an accordion player. What better way to wow her?

  17. Jeff June 28, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    I would like an excuse to wear a fancy vest and monocle, so winning this would be excellent. Plus…Theremins!

  18. Selena Johnson June 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    I am excited for this. Never gone to a steampunk event. Tickets: Must. Get.

  19. Rick June 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Hooray for steampunk!

  20. tweetybird June 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    I AM a bohemian gypsy, and a vagabond!
    (I even used to play the cello.)(I know what a Tesla coil is.)

  21. April Hoffmann June 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I have a jet pack made of Victorian wooden porch railings & nowhere to go with it… until now!

  22. pat white June 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    steampunk rules.

  23. Martin June 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Vagabondage! Sweet show, can I go?

  24. steadycat June 28, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    i’m so punk steam comes out my ears. yo.

  25. Al June 29, 2012 at 1:52 am #

    going would give me a reason to wear a top hat!

  26. panda June 29, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    i really don’t know much about steampunk, sounds cool

  27. Kacy June 29, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Sounds like a fabulous way to let off some steam ;-) No really, I’d love to go!

  28. aj June 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Really sounds like an awesome time.

  29. Glass_skunk June 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    This sounds so cool!! :D

  30. Tyler June 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  31. ashley July 1, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I wanna go cause I have no other excuse to wear a victorian gown, you know?

  32. Autumn July 1, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    What a great excuse to dress up in a corset, carry a parasol, and wear goggles and/or a monocle! Please can I go?
    I’m a teacher and therefore must make the most out of my summer to make it during the next school year! :)

  33. Megan July 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    I’d love to go! I love these guys and have been wanting to see them for quite some time!

  34. Heidi July 2, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    This sounds super fun!

  35. Csquite July 2, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    YES! Ray guns, tesla coils and gears…oh my! I want to go and see what other people are creating.

  36. birdonit July 2, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    I’m wearing goggles and a corset right now!!! Pick me!

  37. Shadow Fann July 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    I had no idea what Steampunk is until I looked it up. Now I’ve gotta see it!

  38. K July 3, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    I want to go so me and my boyfriend (who i only get to see a couple of times a year) can share a fun and romantic evening together.
    Any Girl Genius fans here?

  39. Nick July 3, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Steampunk is such a fun and unique thing, I’d love to see this

  40. Scott Lahn July 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Steampunk rules!

  41. Rachael July 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I have tried to make it out to see Abney at home in Seattle quite a few times. Never worked out. Just found out they are in PDX while i happen to be here on holiday. Holy crap i hope i win!!!

  42. Rachael July 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Oh, umm, looks like you picked a winner on Monday. Crap. Someone should update Pipeline :(

  43. Gray Ayer July 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    ooh, and I just retrieved a victorian era top hat from my grandfathers basement. a perfect chance to sport that.

  44. Jeanette Burns July 5, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    After a long week of moving my hubby and I *need* these tickets. A little steam punk escapism is just what the mad scientist ordered!

  45. Jake July 8, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    This seems like a pretty cool show. Free tickets are nice.

  46. Ryane April 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Vagabond Opera and Abney Park…a dream come true.

  47. Holly June 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    This would be my first foray into the steampunk era … it sounds unbelievable…what a feast for eyes, ears, all the senses!

  48. Lana June 25, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    My friends and I just went to the steampunk ball and we are READY FOR MORE. It’s also going to be my birthday. If I won, I’d feel like Portland loves me.

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