Win Tickets ($60+): 80s Video Dance Attack 8th Anniversary Party @ Crystal Ballroom | 80s Music, Giant Video Screens, Huge Dance Floor

We are giving 5 pairs of tickets to the 80s Video Dance Attack 8th Anniversary Party at the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, April 5, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 5.

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From our sponsors:
80s VDA Anniversary @ Crystal Ballroom80s Video Dance Attack 8th Anniversary Party
April 5, 2013
8 p.m. | $6 advance/$8 door | 21+
More Info: 80svideodanceattack.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More Info: www.mcmenamins.com

Come celebrate 8 years of 80s Video Dance Attack with us on Friday, April 5 in the Crystal Ballroom! The theme is NEON!!! Come dressed in neon colors/clothing and be entered into a giveaway for prizes from local businesses! Plus we’ll have a team of stylists on site to give you a little 80s makeup & hair pizazz. All this in addition to our super-sized 80s Video Dance Attack Crystal show: added production, decorations, etc!

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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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($60+): 80s Video Dance Attack 8th Anniversary Party @ Crystal Ballroom | 80s Music, Giant Video Screens, Huge Dance Floor

  1. JOhn April 1, 2013 at 13:58 #

    boogie down

  2. melissa April 1, 2013 at 15:59 #

    This would be the best ever way to spend a Friday night.

  3. Nicole smith ryan April 1, 2013 at 21:13 #

    I love these parties, they are so fun.

  4. Jen April 2, 2013 at 11:18 #

    The 80s dance nights at Crystal have often healed my heart when I’m hurting, so this would be a great opportunity to forget about the great guy I just lost…

  5. Julie April 3, 2013 at 10:00 #

    Three words: best friend’s birthday! (And her name is Krystle (very 80′s….)!! Four more words: We’ll bring the partayyy!

    • Julie April 3, 2013 at 10:20 #

      Sorry I posted twice on accident :-/

  6. Julie April 3, 2013 at 10:19 #

    Three words: best friend’s birthday! (And her name is Krystle, very 80′s!) :-)

  7. Stephanie April 4, 2013 at 10:20 #

    I need a hero. I’m holding out for a hero til the end of the night.

  8. Emma April 4, 2013 at 11:34 #

    I was born in 1990 so I literally need to go to see what I missed!

  9. Sean April 4, 2013 at 12:28 #

    As a meager child of the 80′s (1989) I’d love to get funky with the decade that have me life and my parents virility :)

  10. Abby April 4, 2013 at 13:35 #

    80′s night is the best event in Portland. I would love to go the the 8th anniversary!!

  11. Antonia April 4, 2013 at 15:15 #

    Always a fun time, and watching the videos is also fun. As a child of the 80′s I can reminisce.

  12. Leila April 4, 2013 at 15:33 #

    Sounds like a blast! Can’t wait to dance the night away with some great hits!

  13. Alex April 4, 2013 at 15:43 #

    because it would be lovely

  14. Dayan April 4, 2013 at 17:23 #

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to go to this show! I grew up in the 80s and it’s still my favorite decade for music. I’ve had a rough week and nothing would be a better on Friday night than dancing my ass off to awesome music at a killer venue.

  15. Alisiha April 4, 2013 at 17:45 #

    I would love to go, plus I totally have 80′s big hair!!! :)

  16. Jenny April 4, 2013 at 18:55 #

    We want to shake our booties and dance off the stress of the world!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Kevin April 4, 2013 at 19:17 #

    I am a product of eighties music. I remember when MTV was not 24 hours a day and they actually played videos all day long. I lived in a small town in the midwest and never went to dance parties like this since they were outlawed by the town elders. It would fulfill one of my bucket list items if I could be transported back in time to the greatest music era ever with my buddy Doc Brown and finally get to see a girls panties in the boys bathroom and not spend 8 hours in detention with a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Hopefully that explains why I want to go 88 miles an hour because I switched to Sanka this week.

  18. Karen April 4, 2013 at 21:47 #

    My husband and I are travelling from Canada to Portland this weekend to celebrate his birthday. It would be awesome to win free tickets to one of the best entertainment venues in the city! We love 80s music! Hair and makeup would be a bonus :-)

  19. Kacy April 5, 2013 at 00:42 #

    I’ve been trying to get my friends to come to 80′s Video Dance Attack with me for ages!!! Maybe the promise of the bouncey crystal ballroom floor, hair/makeup stylists on hand, and *free* tickets will finally lure them so they can see how badass this event is!!!

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