The Ballroom Blitz
January 25, 2020
Polaris Hall, Portland, OR
Doors: 8:00PM |
In the early 1970s, a musical uprising took place in Britain.
Armed with fantastical lyrics, outrageous personas and sexual ambiguity these revolutionaries set out to create a rebellion against macho rock culture. They zipped up 60's flower power and bubblegum in platform boots, covered it in glitter and called it glam rock.
In tribute to these rebels and this rebellion - the *very* rebellion that gave rise to Bowie and his legendary creation Ziggy Stardust - we’ve decided to turn up, turn out, and turn on for this year’s ball with
The Ballroom Blitz: A Total Glam Bam for Bowie.
Led musical director Ben Landsverk, the all-star band “Afraid of Americans” will be joined by guest vocalists for 2 sets of hits from Slade, Lou Reed, The Sweet, Roxy Music, New York Dolls and of course, Bowie.
While this is not costume mandatory, we encourage you in the spirit of Bowie, Bolan and Lou to glitter, glitz and glam it up, after all you ARE the party.