Win Tickets ($90): 2014 Portland Halloween Party 80s Video Dance Attack @ Crystal Ballroom | Costumes, MTV Hits, Video Projections, Dancing, Supersized Holiday Setup

We are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to 80s Video Dance Attack @ 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 27.

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From our sponsors:
2014 80s VDA Halloween80s Video Dance Attack Portland Halloween Party
October 31, 2014
8 p.m. | $12 ADV / $15 Doors | 21+
Tickets: | More info:

Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s Room
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More info:

Our annual 80s Video Dance Attack Halloween Party returns to haunt the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, October 31st! Held at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom AND Lola’s Room, this spooky 80s extravaganza is the perfect way to celebrate the scariest holiday of the year!

All your favorite 80s hits plus plenty of Halloween themed videos! Our supersized holiday production will be in store plus tons of surprises as well. Tons of lights, video, music, dancing and decor on TWO FLOORS!

The foulest stench is in the air

The funk of forty thousand years

And grizzly ghouls from every tomb

Are closing in to seal your doom

And though you fight to stay alive

Your body starts to shiver

For no mere mortal can resist

The evil of THE THRILLER!

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41 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): 2014 Portland Halloween Party 80s Video Dance Attack @ Crystal Ballroom | Costumes, MTV Hits, Video Projections, Dancing, Supersized Holiday Setup

  1. Jakob Grimm October 22, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    “Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange, come with us and you will see, this out town of Halloween! ”

    Why should we get a set of these tickets?
    We miraculously have a babysitter to get out this year, we would love to behave like we’re out own age again (26)
    Aaaaaaand! My girlfriend is dressing as PRINCE, and I as David Byrne from Stop Making Sense.
    No better party for these costumes, in my mind.

  2. Jessica October 22, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    We NEED tickets to this party! My fiancé and I are ’80’s junkies!!!! Obsessed much! Our costumes every year are 80’s inspired this year I think is one of our best!!! We’d love to win!

  3. Rei October 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Holy lycra bodysuits Batman! The 80’s Video Dance Attack event is legendary in and of itself! I’ve made it part on my itinerary on every visit to Portland and packed an outfit just for the occasion! So many amazing costumes and dancers it blows my mind.

    I want to win because my partner and I recently moved here from dumb ‘ol Seattle and this is my first Halloween in Portland! Also, we’re dressing up as 80’s video game characters! I’ve been telling my partner how amazing 80’s Video Dance Attack is but we haven’t had a chance to go. We don’t have plans for Halloween nailed down yet, but this would make the Holiday for us!

  4. Tid October 23, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    I need to win these tickets because I graduated high school in 1989 and because “you were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, when I met you…”

  5. Missy Baxter October 23, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    This single momma of 4 (ages 5-9) has secured a sitter and desperately needs a night out of fun with friends! Plus I’ll be granting wishes in my “I Dream of Jeannie” costume…can you grant my wish and send me to the Ball?

  6. Brooks Hadsall October 23, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Time to dust off my old David Bowie costume! I can’t wait to go!

  7. Lindsey October 23, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    I just found this event! Looks fantastic!! I think it will be worth reworking my costume to something more theme appropriate!

  8. Dan WImberly October 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    This looks sooo fun

  9. Shane thatcher October 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    Wow so fun!!!

  10. Tim Doherty October 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    OMG Funnnnn!!!!

  11. Larissa Kaul October 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    I wanna dance!!!

  12. Linda October 23, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I have a great costume! Now I just need some good 80s music to dance to. Please let me dance my heart out!

  13. Rich October 23, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    Went to this last year and would love to go again this year!

  14. savanna leonard October 23, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    I want to go so bad! I’ve lived in Portland my entire life and have yet to check this out, I just moved to California and happen to be visiting town for Halloween/my birthday and nothing would make my trip back home more memorable then winning tickets, I’ve also never won anything before :-P

  15. Bronwyn E. October 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    Skip a beat, dance your feet
    Jump out of your seat, then perhaps we’ll meet
    Do a groove, or bust a move
    I may be broke, but I love my folk
    No money in the bank, so let’s be frank
    Winning tickets would be awesome, maybe I would dress up as a possum?
    Toss them here, look……there’s a mirror-
    I see a ghost, maybe I should host
    A time at the ball, just go down the hall
    I hear the howl, no, just an owl
    It’s Halloween night……so I will be dynamite.
    We are all winners, and maybe all of us too, are wee bit sinners.

  16. Shira October 23, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    This looks great!

  17. Sheila Bitts October 23, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    the simple life

  18. Cassidy October 23, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    My boyfriend is coming to visit for Halloween weekend, and I want to make it fun and special! We would have SO much fun dancing in costumes! Please pick us!

  19. Penny Ardissone October 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    Would love to go!

  20. Heather October 23, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    I love the music and the venue so much so I have 2 friends coming down from Seattle and I want to show them a great time.

  21. Bonnie October 23, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Back in the day, all you had to do is look at that big beautiful man, holding on to a velvet rope and smile. Seriously, how could you help it

  22. Amr Elzagh October 24, 2014 at 12:17 am #

    Because beetle juice needs some.80’s tunes

  23. Ron T October 24, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    OMG… that’s almost scary, returning to my era of music and on Halloween to boot.
    I want to go. Please, pick me.

  24. Claudius Maximus October 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    BOO!! Tickets over here please. We’ll be going with my bearded guy dressed as a Divorced Little Mermaid plus her crew and we wanna dance!!

  25. Amy October 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Just discovered this page. You have everything I’ve always wanted to try. 80’s night is on my list and Halloween plus my birthday week would be amazing!!!

  26. Laurel October 25, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    I have been meaning to check out the 80s video dance attack, and Halloween seems like the perfect night to do it!

  27. seth francis October 25, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    Darkness creeps in and the mist rolls around the cold sidewalk as shadows flicker and in the distance I hear the echo of a women in high heeled shoes walking. I turn the corner and face the door, paint peeled and plain, but behind it I hear the faint thumb of excitement and thrill of the party deep inside. The door opens and mist rolls out as the music suddenly grows bright and full of energy, a wrinkled, green hand with long yellow nails wraps around the door and pulls it open for me. “Welcome to the greatest party in the universe!” Says the little goblin at the door, and a chill rolls down my spine as I walk through the mist to the 80’s dance party at the Crystal Ballroom.
    I have arrived, and my night is just beginning, I am ready to take it all, to be the champion, and my Cobra Kai uniform will not let me down! “Sweep the leg Johnny!” they yell, and I do……

  28. Jeremy October 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    I just moved back to town and really need to go dance!

  29. miquela October 25, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    It was just my birthday and it was the worst day ever. Halloween is the greatest holiday of the year, and if it turns out to be bad too then that will be tragic. My boyfriend, friend, and I all love the 80’s and would love to dance it up! My boyfriend and I just moved to Portland and want to be able to enjoy the Crystal Ballroom on our first Halloween here enjoying some of our favorite tunes.

  30. kate October 26, 2014 at 2:46 am #

    I don’t want to spend Halloween staring at “Another Brick in the Wall!”……. so PLEASE “Call me!!”….. and I’ll “Ride like the Wind” to be there and be part of your “funkytown!!!”

  31. Chris Lewman October 26, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    No 80’s video dance attack could be complete without Superman and Wonder Woman in attendance!

    When all of the other ghouls and Goblins in attendance smell blood and this night of dancing debauchery turns to terror, you’ll wish the original dynamic duo was there to thwart evil in its tracks.

    Whether its stoping the zombie apocalypse, or just curious about what the running man looks like when done faster than a speeding train, you’ll be happy we’re there. And so will we!

  32. Tracy Kane October 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Having some of my childhood friends in town to party for weekend, and most fun is video dance attack at the Crystal. We have been pals for 40+ yrs, and want to show them how Portland Parties!

  33. Josh S. October 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    Sounds like fun, count me in for the drawing!

  34. Sarah Desrochers October 26, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    We are coming in to Portland from the coast for Halloween. I just happen to already have my 80’s costume planned out! This would be a fabulous way to spend Halloween night! Crossing my fingers for free tickets! :-)

  35. Mony October 26, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Mony Mony ride your pony! Enough said.

  36. Sarah October 27, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    Bueller and I are ready to cut loose and get footloose to win these tickets! If Serenading you with In Your Eyes on my boom box will get me bonus points, consider it done. Just remember, I’m the babe with the power, the power of voodoo!

  37. Nathaniel Kegans October 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    I am 23 years old and my brother and his girlfriend are 21, and this is the first year we have ever celebrated Halloween. Never even trick or treated.
    We would love to win the tickets because This is our first Halloween and we wanted to have the best Halloween ever.
    Please make our first one unforgettable!

  38. Talia October 28, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    My fiance and I just moved to Portland from San Diego. After having our car window bashed and my purse stolen, car accident and water leak in our new apartment we are looking for a fun memorable night out in this city that will convince us that there is some good times in this town and not all bad luck!
    Halloween is our favorite holiday and the memory of my fiances dads passing. We would be so thankful to get these tickets or even advice on other cool spots in portland!

  39. Eric October 29, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Spookiest place to be this Halloween!! Boo!!

  40. Coreen October 29, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    ARRGGG! Been wanting to go to this for awhile, got online to buy tickets…. and no more online! I really hope we win these, I have my leg warmers and hot pink eyeshadow all ready!

  41. Shawn Sanders October 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    I was born in the 80’s.
    Halloween hasn’t been the same since.
    I think that says something.

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