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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $5 for an '80s dance party for two (a $10 value)
- $10 for an '80s dance party for four (a $20 value)
Pairs or groups join joyous partygoers at local venues for the extravagant 80s Video Dance Attack. The Dublin Pub, the newest venue addition, welcomes dancers with dozens of beers, pub food, and games. The party takes place on Saturday nights. Check the schedule for upcoming dates.
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
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Use comfortable shoes and enjoy ;)”
“We have a big group that goes to 80's night at the Crystal Ballroom 3-4 times a year and we always have a blast love the big ballroom upstairs the smaller one gets a...”
“We have a big group that goes to 80's night at the Crystal Ballroom 3-4 times a year and we always have a blast love the big ballroom upstairs the smaller one gets a bit to closed in there are so many people. It would be nice if there was more seating :)”
“Great deal great fun”
McMenamins’ Crystal Ballroom & Lola’s Room
1332 West Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97209