Win Tickets ($60): 80s Video Dance Attack @ Crystal Ballroom | MTV Hits, Video Projections, Dancing

We are giving away five pairs of tickets to 80s Video Dance Attack on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Crystal Ballroom. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 8.

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80s Video Dance Attack @ Crystal Ballroom80s Video Dance Attack
March, 8, 2013
8 p.m. | $6 | 21+
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047

80s Video Dance Attack is in the Crystal Ballroom Friday March 8! Watch 80s music videos projected onto multiple giant screens while dancing on the Crystal Ballroom’s famous floating floor! Coat Check available.

Before it mutated into a weaponized haze of reality shows, MTV aired a novelty known as the music video. These bite-sized works of art, which married pop songs to striking imagery, revolutionized the entertainment industry and ushered in an era of music known as “new wave.” For the task of curating and introducing these fresh sounds and flamboyant sights to audiences, MTV even created its own version of the disc jockey—the VJ. Though MTV has sent its stable of video jockeys out to pasture, VJ Kittyrox carries the pastel, shoulder-padded torch of Adam Curry and Nina Blackwood as she masterminds the 80s Video Dance Attack.

For the last seven years, this popular shindig has united generations of Portlandians with its five-hour feast of ’80s-centric sensation. Across 10-foot screens, VJ Kittyrox projects classic videos from artists such as Duran Duran and Michael Jackson as audiences of Breakfast Clubbers and Pretty in Pinkers perfect their cabbage patch, running man, and Pat Benatar shimmies. A bombastic, thumping sound system and a dazzling light show accentuate the time warp as audiences deck themselves in ’80s garb and shake away memories of unsolved rubik’s cubes.

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23 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): 80s Video Dance Attack @ Crystal Ballroom | MTV Hits, Video Projections, Dancing

  1. Starla March 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    I took my boyfriend to Holocene last Friday to see some newish DJ sets that I’m super into. He told me afterwards that he realized the only music he likes/can get his dance on with is 80s music. He doesn’t know about this event so I’d love to dance attack surprise his face off this Friday!!

  2. Ruben March 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Sign me up. I always game for 80’s music and I’ve never been.

  3. Ruben March 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Sign me up. I’m always game for 80’s music and I’ve never been.

  4. Heather March 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    The 80’s Rock! Would love 2 come out to Dance and Play!

  5. Kelli March 6, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    I’ve never been and am a child of the 80s!!!

  6. Sarah March 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    1. This looks awesome. 2. Three of my best friends will be in town from Kansas this weekend. I can’t think of a better way to show them Portland!!!

  7. Zuwena March 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    The event sounds ridiculously fun, I’m an 80″s baby and have another 80″s baby I would take with me who I think would dig this event! .Dancing to 80’s music with a thumping sound system, music videos, drinks, and 80’s attire all sounds way fun. Besides this seems perfect since lately I’ve been listening to alot of Carribbean Queen by Billy Ocean and We don’t have to Take our clothes off by Jermaine Stewart.

  8. Mark March 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    These tickets will not go to waste! We will shut it down! Friend is visiting from Texas and when asked what to pack, I said “80s clothes”

  9. Zach March 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I love 80’s music and have been wanting to check out one of these at Crystal! I’ll grab friends and dress up as the village people :)

  10. Russ March 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    I want to go so I can do my patented “Linus” dance (from Peanuts? Remember?).

  11. Ayla Rose March 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Only been to this once and it was a sticky mess of 80s love. Would be delighted to attend again. I need more dancing and sticky(?) in my life!

  12. brett March 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    Hands down the funnest Friday night event hands down. Break out you skinny tie and Vans and come dance yourself silly. Love it!

  13. Abby March 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    I’ve never been to the Crystal Ballroom and we’re moving out of state soon so I need to do it SOON! And 80’s dance parties are the greatest dance parties.

  14. Nathaniel March 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    I would love to have an 80s throwdown! Friday = Dance party

  15. Emily March 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    I’d bring along the sexiest of all my friends!

  16. Marissa Salinas March 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    I ABSOLUTELY love 80’s music from Queen to Micheal Jackson to Earth Wind and Fire to Madonna. Plus all of my friends have been but I have yet to go because I just recently turned 21. So this will MAKE my weekend.

  17. Antonia March 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    I’ve been to this event and it’s a lot of fun just to watch the old videos, but it’s fun to dance too!

  18. Tammi March 7, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Winning this would make me so happy!

  19. Dorothy Glenn March 8, 2013 at 3:18 am #

    Some people call me the space cowboy, some call me the gangster of love; but ultimately, I’m known as the dancing queen! I lOve to dance, especially to the glory of the 80s! If you give me free tickets to the 80s video dance attack at the Crystal Ballroom, I can guarantee to warrant their price in sweat! I will dance the entire night through, because there is no point in going if you’re not willing to shake it, dancing to your souls truest delight. Long winded story short, I am all about experiencing this city to it’s fullest. I’ve only lived here 9 weeks, and winning tickets like this would just be the icing on my sugary, sweet cake of an experience in Portland thus far! :D

  20. Janet March 8, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    I’d love to win tickets because after an extremely long and exhausting week of school, midterms, and work, 80’s music and crazy dancing is exactly what I need :)

  21. Scott March 8, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    Dance Attack!

  22. Jeff March 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    My financee and I would love to go to this.

  23. Whitney March 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Love the 80’s. would love to go.

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