Moving one's body to the rhythm of music is a natural human instinct, just like running from the sound of lightning or inventing a telephone. Dial up new moves with this Groupon.
$6 for an '80s Video Dance Party for Two (Up to $12 Value)
Pairs join joyous partygoers at McMenamins’ Crystal Ballroom or the lower floor of Lola’s Room for the extravagant 80s Video Dance Attack. The party takes place on Friday nights. Check the schedule for upcoming dates and locations.
80s Video Dance Attack
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.
80s Video Attack is one of of the most fun times to be had in PortlandMatthew C., Yelp, 12/4/11
A party for anyone who wants to groove to the sound and video wallpaper from MTV's most golden era.Peter Ames Carlin, Oregonian, 5/23/09
“Best place to be on a Friday night! Just a ton of cool people having a good time dancing like fools to 80's music! And don't worry if you're a timid dancer, that's...”
“Best place to be on a Friday night! Just a ton of cool people having a good time dancing like fools to 80's music! And don't worry if you're a timid dancer, that's what the music videos on the screens are for!”
“I was 18 again. A good reason to get out and "move". A great place to take you back to the 80's. ”
“Get there early if you want a seat. You can also reserve a table.”
1332 W BURNSIDE ST
PORTLAND, Oregon 97209Get Directions