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Win Tickets ($40): Zombie Ball! Halloween @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Satan’s Pilgrims, Costume Contest, DJ Flightrisk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Zombie Ball! Halloween @ Crystal Ballroom on October 31. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 28.

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From our sponsors:
Zombie Ball! Halloween @ Crystal BallroomZombie Ball! Halloween at the Crystal Ballroom
October 31, 2013
7 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show | $15 ADV / $20 Doors | 21+

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047

Ghoul up, Portland! Satan’s Pilgrims will headline a rockin’ lineup of bands on this Halloween’s Zombie Ball, and we’re adding a costume contest, sounds and grooves from DJ Flightrisk, and a special hotel package that includes lodging for two, tickets to the show, two black Widow T-shirts, 22oz bottles of our beer, candy corn, zombie fries, surprise amenities and a bloody mary in Zeus Café the next morning.

Make a night of it! Book our Zombie Ball Package at Crystal Hotel!

Satan’s Pilgrims
Satan’s Pilgrims formed in 1992 during a series of house parties hosted by the members of the band, and were playing shows in their hometown of Portland, Oregon by 1993. Twisting their name from the 60’s AIP film “Satan’s Sadists” and donning their now familiar matching outfits complete with vampire capes, they became a real band.

The Pilgrims are one of the most influential surf instrumental bands around and while much of their sound has a definite Southern California influence, what sets them apart is the legacy of their Pacific Northwest rock ‘n’ roll ancestors: The Ventures, The Wailers, The Sonics and The Kingsmen.

This, along with three distinct guitarists and a relentless rhythm section, gives their live set a dazzling variety of dance party sounds to choose from, while maintaining their patented haunted sound. After years of touring, taking the band all over the U.S. and Europe (including a now legendary show in Slovenia), Satan’s Pilgrims continued to develop the surf instrumental genre.

November 2000 marked the beginning of a hiatus, as drummer Ted Pilgrim moved from Portland to Memphis, TN to sweat, get autographs from all of his Soul and early Rock n’ Roll heroes, and eat Bar-B-Q. Meanwhile, 9 Pilgrim offspring were birthed to various members.

DJ FlightRisk
A disc-jockey revivalist playing the sounds to make you dance.

No. 18 of Crystal Ballroom’s 100 Nights
Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, as an ongoing entertainment staple for the city since 1914, celebrates its 100th birthday with a 100-day-long party! From October 14, 2013 to its actual centennial-mark on January 21, 2014, daily events will tumble forth from the historic Crystal Ballroom and its second-floor space Lola’s Room, with an occasional spotlight pointed at the affable setting of Ringlers Pub.

Events will feature a mix of current national acts, the return of longtime Portland favorites, showcases of up-and-comers, and themed events inspired by key eras of the Crystal past. While the series will end with a bang – a performance by the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy on January 21 – the entire run of shows will be stacked with stellar talent. Additional events will pay tribute to the Crystal’s amazing history, with ballroom dance extravaganzas, old-timey/Americana dances, a gypsy-themed event, soul/funk shows and psychedelic jams.

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36 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Zombie Ball! Halloween @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Satan’s Pilgrims, Costume Contest, DJ Flightrisk

  1. Tamara Colpitts October 22, 2013 at 13:15 #

    I wanna go so I can show off my awesome zombie costume….

  2. Sarah October 22, 2013 at 16:00 #

    I’ve never been to a Halloween party event and am really excited to show off my homemade costume!! Free tickets please!

  3. Blanca October 22, 2013 at 18:22 #

    It will be awesome to be a zombie-surfer-dancer! Can’t wait!! If you give me free tickets it will be SUPER awesome!

  4. Miguel October 22, 2013 at 18:32 #

    I’ve never been to a Halloween party. Zombies and surf music, sounds awesome!

  5. Mandy October 22, 2013 at 19:46 #

    We are nurses dressing as unicorns! Tickets puleazzzzzze! :)

  6. Karen Gillis October 23, 2013 at 00:59 #

    Haven’t seen Satan’s Pilgrim’s in many years, would very much like tickets, please!

  7. Jim October 23, 2013 at 02:52 #

    Got to get my zombie on or I’ll die!

  8. Sherry October 24, 2013 at 01:47 #

    I’ve never gone to a Halloween BALL EVER and would definitely LOVE to dress up for this awesome event :D

  9. Doug October 24, 2013 at 09:31 #

    Sounds great. Hook a brother up

  10. Mary October 24, 2013 at 17:07 #

    Hands down, Halloween is my favorite holiday. However, I am new to the area and have no friends’ Halloween parties to go to. Help me have a happy Halloween and make friends! And then I’ll eat my new friends faces off.

  11. Mary October 24, 2013 at 17:08 #

    Hands down, Halloween is my favorite holiday. However, I am new to the area and have no friends’ Halloween parties to go to. Help me have a happy Halloween and make friends! And then I’ll eat my new friends’ faces off.

  12. Danielle October 24, 2013 at 20:24 #

    I love the historical crystal ballroom. I will bring my friend here for Halloween because she has never been!

  13. Zach October 24, 2013 at 20:28 #

    I LOVE pilgrims. Not so big on satan, but pilgrims are amazing! What with their goofy hats and square shoe buckles. Silly unfashionable pilgrims.

  14. Sarah G October 24, 2013 at 21:48 #

    I have the perfect costume for a dance party – robot girl with sound-activated lights! Can’t wait to try it out, but don’t have a dance party to go to!

  15. Steven October 24, 2013 at 21:54 #

    I’d really like to hear Satan’s Pilgrims!

  16. Jenny October 25, 2013 at 09:26 #

    I always work on Halloween- this year I don’t!! I want to dress up for the first time in years :)

  17. Andrea October 25, 2013 at 12:05 #

    What an amazing Portland experience. Pick me!

  18. Mathew Trono October 25, 2013 at 15:15 #

    Hellz yeah this looks awesome!

  19. Jeannie October 25, 2013 at 16:01 #

    I’ve been looking for something to do Halloween. This looks fun!

  20. Lisa Barker October 25, 2013 at 18:27 #

    I have never heard the band Satan’s Pilgrims live and I’ve never been out on Halloween night as an adult, just so happens I have ThFriday off and would love to go to this Zombie Ball…plus I have volunteered at many a Zombie run and think I might relate to the zombie folk

  21. Amanda October 25, 2013 at 18:47 #

    I finished my costume in time.. for once.

  22. Krissych October 26, 2013 at 16:15 #

    Would love to go to this even, just moved to the area and am taking my sister with me. Tickets would be awesome, is there a bar?

  23. Kate D October 26, 2013 at 16:25 #

    A frightening good time will be had.. by me!! Can’t wait!

  24. jessica Martinez October 27, 2013 at 15:19 #

    I want to go so bad!. This is my First Halloween in Portland!

  25. AmyMae October 27, 2013 at 21:29 #

    I would love to go to this. Single and ready to mingle. I love Halloween!

  26. Kate T. October 27, 2013 at 22:23 #

    I love events that actually happen on Halloween, not the weekend before! That’s cheating! Also, I’m magical. So there’s that…

  27. Tanya October 27, 2013 at 23:14 #

    I just moved to Portland and don’t know a lot of people – I would share my ticket with someone else who posted here. I never got to see Satan’s Pilgrims but I was a fan in the 90’s. Actually, my AOL screen name was HesterSyn (It wouldn’t let me use all of the letters: Hester Synne) from the Haunted House of Rock record. I’m still a huge fan of 90’s surf/garage music like The Trashwomen, The Mummies, etc. and I still really love The Sonics and The Wailers and all of that music. It would be a really wonderful Halloween to celebrate it hearing a band that I’ve known for so long.

  28. Michael October 28, 2013 at 11:22 #

    Would LOVE to attend & get my Spook on!

  29. lisa October 28, 2013 at 13:11 #

    sounds scary…I’m in!

  30. Sara vongthongthip October 28, 2013 at 15:00 #

    I’d live to go because I have an awesome costume and my boyfriend is dressing like a zombie.

  31. Patrick Dempsey October 28, 2013 at 15:42 #

    I am just in town for the week and heard that this was the place to be on halloween. I am going as a gold lion!

  32. snowbot October 28, 2013 at 18:49 #

    Yes! Would love to go…is it too late to win?

  33. Mysti October 28, 2013 at 19:12 #

    I wanna check out, looks fun!

  34. Ylluria October 29, 2013 at 19:48 #

    I’d love to go because I -just- moved here from Virginia (like five days ago ^_^), and not only is Hallowe’en my favorite time of year, but I -adore- zombies! I ran a zombie lurch/walk in DC for 3 years single-handedly, and loved every minute of it. ^_^ Zombies kick BUTT, George Romero rules, and this would be a -great- way to meet new people and celebrate my favorite holiday, all in one chomp! ^_^

  35. Fernando October 30, 2013 at 17:30 #

    I’m probably going anyway, but who doesn’t like free show tickets.

  36. Liberty October 31, 2013 at 14:51 #

    Send Liberty to the ball!

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