We are giving away FIVE pairs of tickets to 80s Video Dance Attack Portland Halloween Party @ Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s Room on October 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 25.
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Crystal Ballroom and Lola’s Room
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More info: mcmenamins.com
The 3rd Annual 80s Video Dance Attack Halloween Party! Hosted by 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 setup plus tons of surprises as well.
We sell this event out every year so make sure to buy your tickets in advance.
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.