Apr 26, 2008

Flashback or Flash dance

Remember scheduling an appointment for the perfect up do and making sure that your hair had plenty of aquanet to support the full dancing experience! Prom night...so many expectation and so rarely were they ever met. When I think of prom I think of crazy outfits, unnatural updo's, drinking, couples fighting and breaking up and sex. Hmmm...those might have been the same things that I thought about when thinking of prom as a kid and nothing has changed. Last night, I attended our school prom and after prom until 4:00 this morning! Can you believe it...4 a.m. and not one drink was involved. Well, at least I didn't have any drinks but I can't say the same for many of our students.

The dance was help in a old mansion that seemed to have 1,000 hiding places and believe me...there was some steamy things happening every time we I turned the corner. I boy threw up on the dance floor an hour before it ended and while his mom was walking him out with a suspension and ticket from the police for alcohol, his dates yelled..."see ya!" and she left with a boy who came alone. I saw at least 15 couples through out the evening fighting, crying and breaking up. There were girls who purchased their dresses at STRIPPERS R US and I believe there were even a few wigs.

The after prom party was a haunted house theme and had a casino, sumo wrestling (costumes included), obstacle courses with blow up structures, food, food, food and more food. But just like always, only half of the students who attend prom found their way to after prom.

But here the most shocking information! Every couple that I spoke with had spent approximately $400! Yes...you saw that number right...$400! And I am 100% sure the majority of the money came from parents. Let me think...I could spend $400 and get a dress that can only be worn once, eat dinner at Mac Grill (because that is always a place they pick), limo ride, crowded dance where a random boy might throw up his last shot of whiskey on me ugly dress, ultimately to have my date yell, flirt and dump me! Hmmm...no thanks.

So much has changed and yet so much stays the same. Do you remember prom?


Tara said...

I did not go to prom, and I find that I don't regret it. I know I did something fun in place of that, but can't remember.

That after prom party you had sounds like so much fun.

Ginormous Boobs said...

Prom was kind of fun. Everyone went to the big amusement park, Cedar Point, the next day.

I was the only person who had to be in bed by 11pm because I was flying out for college orientation the next morning.

I was jipped!

Stacie said...

ok, this post just made me LAUGH...and then panic

Marcy "meg" said...

I remember prom... it was somewhat fun... but not necessarily my cup of tea.

Interesting prom though!