Win Tickets ($60): Portland Memorial Day Weekend 80s Video Dance Attack @ Bossanova Ballroom | MTV Hits, Video Projections, Dancing

We are giving away 5 pairs of tickets to 80s Video Dance Attack @ Bossanova Ballroom on May 24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 23.

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80s Video Dance Attack @ Bossanova Ballroom80s Video Dance Attack
May 24, 2014
9 p.m. | $6 | 21+
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Bossanova Ballroom
722 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-7630 | More info:

For one night only!!! 80s Video Dance Attack at the Bossanova Ballroom! Come check out the newly remodeled Bossanova Ballroom in the popular Lower Burnside neighborhood and rock out to your favorite 80s videos!

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 nine 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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25 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Portland Memorial Day Weekend 80s Video Dance Attack @ Bossanova Ballroom | MTV Hits, Video Projections, Dancing

  1. Kirsten May 20, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    My friends and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE rocking out to 80s music and dancing the night away! We especially love getting all dressed up in Crazy 80s fashion!! Pick me, please for a pair of tickets! I would love to attend. :)

  2. Holly May 20, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    I’d love to go because my life has devolved into a sad Cat Lady caricature of staying home and watching Netflix every night.

  3. JDavis May 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Love to dance 80s style

  4. Melissa May 21, 2014 at 1:46 am #

    Visiting from California and it will be out first time in Portland! Would love to hang with locals!!

  5. Kirsten May 21, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Please, may I shake my $$$$-maker. Thx.

    • Kirsten May 21, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

      Haha…. My name is Kirsten also…. haha. Hopefully, we both win a pair of tickets and can have a blast daning the night away to the awesome 80’s night music!!! I hope they pick us both! :)

  6. Kacy May 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    I’m going to be spending the entire three day weekend packing in order to move into my new place next week. Sure would be nice to have an awesome dance break on Sat night!!!!

  7. brianna May 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    My birthday is may 25th, and I normally don’t do much for my birthday but this year I would like to change that. I would love to do something fun this weekend, please choose me!

  8. Natasha May 22, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    A date night with my spouse would be great!

  9. Desiree May 22, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Bombastic thumping sound system? I’ll be there for sure haha

  10. Yvette May 22, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    ahhh the time in history when MTV actually played videos! I would love love love this!

  11. Guy May 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    I love to dance

  12. Kimberly May 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    I just so happen to have 5 people looking to dance this night… Coincidence? I think not.

  13. Steven May 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    Time to celebrate a birthday right, can’t wait for this!

  14. Jamila Kharufeh May 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    Love love LOVE the 80’s! Nothing like The Smith’s to really brighten up an otherwise dull afternoon! Can’t wait to dance the night away!

  15. Phillip Matos May 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Lookie here!

  16. Zoe May 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    80s video dance parties are my favorite!!!!!!

  17. Katrina May 22, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    Tickets please!

  18. Carla May 22, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    I would love to rake my friend Tamara because we were there for the 80s and know all the words.

  19. Deana May 22, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    Cause I would like totally go and, you know, like it.

  20. Rachel Stokes May 22, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    I LOVE the 80’s!!!

  21. Dulce May 23, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    I want to go!

  22. Rex Beishline May 23, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    I’m living in the 80’s…
    I’ll have to push
    I’ll have struggle

    I’m living in the 80’s

  23. Carla May 23, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    Woo hoo I just won these…I bet I get to dance to ratt this weekend!!!

  24. Kirsten May 23, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    Yay! Congrats!! I just won also. :) SOOOOOO, excited!!!

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