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

We are giving away 5 PAIRS of tickets to 80s Video Dance Attack on June 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn on Friday, June 14.

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80s video dance attack80s Video Dance Attack
June 14, 2013
8 p.m. | $6 | 21+
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047

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

  1. sinead June 10, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    This dance party is always off the hook! Everyone is dancing and having a rad time!

  2. Adam June 10, 2013 at 11:42 am #


  3. Adam June 10, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    the real reason i want to go is to get lucky, my wife has left me for a woman and i’m tired of waiting for her to come back to me.


  4. Luis June 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    This looks like it’s a lot of fun.

  5. Danielle June 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    Because I love the 80’s, I love dancing to the 80’s, and my birthday is June 30. Plain and simple.

  6. josh a June 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    I’ll wear my bell bottoms! oops wrong decade…

  7. Tamara Colpitts June 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    I would love to take my husband and dance the night away. Pick us and we will gladly go on a date nite.

  8. IndelibleDream June 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Billie Idol
    Duran Duran

    Oh yes, Oh yes, Oh yes…
    I want to spill my cataclysmic dance moves all over the dance floor!!!! Hehe

  9. Vania June 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    I wanna go because it sounds super fun and it would be a first!!

  10. Jason June 13, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    One of the first downtown things I did was hit up Crystal Ballroom for 80’s night and its been too long since I’ve gone again!

  11. Collin June 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Went to this once and had a blast. It would be great to have this as the pre-party to the bars later on as the drinks are very expensive here. Even though I was born in the 90’s this is a blast

  12. Stephanie June 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    Dance. Dance. Dance. Dance.

  13. Claire June 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    I’d love to dance my ’88 booty off!

  14. Donna June 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    My daughter-in-law is a crazy woman for 80’s music. Used to DJ . Want to keep them dancing.

  15. James June 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Friday is the deadline for a book project a friend and I have been working on for over a year… needless to say, we’re gonna be kinda stoked. And ready to get some serious dancing on.

  16. Lucha June 14, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Well since sweet dreams are made of this and girls just wanna have fun, who in their right mind would pass up the chance to walk like an Egyptian on this rainy Friday? Call me! On the line!

  17. HGeezy June 14, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    I have friends from all over the country in town and I have to prove how amazing Portland is. And did I mention we love to dance?! Love 80s night!

  18. Caitlin June 14, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    I feel it is a sin that I haven’t been to 80s video dance attack after living in Portland for 4 years and loving dance as much as I do. If you give them to me I promise to bring hot girls :)

  19. Courtney June 14, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Because your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance, well, they’re no friends of mine!

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