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What was your prom like?

Asked at Borders, 700 N.H. on April 21, 2008

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Photo of Traci Lewerth

“I loved it. It was super. I had a great princess dress that was pink and puffy. Afterwards there was a post-prom, where my parents were chaperones. That was interesting. And the next day I was on the front page of the paper.”

Photo of Jessica Menghini

“Actually, a lot of my friends didn’t want to go, so we all ended up having our own celebration. We all went out to eat and then got together with all of our other friends who didn’t go to party.”

Photo of Andy Hoef

“It was at a hotel in downtown St. Louis. We ate dinner there before the dance, but it was a pretty typical prom. My friends and I rented a room at the hotel to party afterwards so we wouldn’t have to drive around.”

Photo of Brenna Erickson

“It was interesting. The dance certainly wasn’t the best part. The post-prom was sweet, though. It’s always the part after the formal prom that’s the best, when you can relax and hang out with all of your friends.”

Comments

cool 5 years, 11 months ago

oops i thought it said what was your porn like ?

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 12 months ago

It's so nice to know the days of potato chips and french onion dip are gone! Fritos..everyone's breath smelled awful. We used to joke the parents served that with purpose.

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Confrontation 5 years, 12 months ago

At my high school, the Juniors were in charge of planning the Jr/Sr prom. It was a tiny high school, so everyone in the class had to help. The theme during my Jr. year was tropical-something. We had ugly, fake palm trees and other homemade disasters. Our class wanted to save most of our money for a senior class trip. The Sr.'s thought we skimped a little too much. I have no clue what the song was for either my Jr. or Sr. prom. I'm pretty sure it was some horrible country theme my senior year (I completely understand your prom nightmare, acg). Our high school prom-goers used to take a bus to a different high school and have a combined after-prom party. By the time I was a junior, they decided to have an incredibly boring after-prom at our own school, with plenty of parents hanging around. Gambling in the band room, a crappy local band playing loud rock, nachos, and door prizes. Unlike acg, I only won a pillow. Yes, a pillow.

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deskboy04 5 years, 12 months ago

Hot dogs on the grill for dinner, a dance, and then home.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 12 months ago

Gosh yes to the dresses.If they aren't going to be floor length white gauze LOL, let them at least be "Young Liz Taylor" classic!

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4thgencowgirl 5 years, 12 months ago

My senior prom was wonderful. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend. My date was out of this world. He asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes.

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mom_of_three 5 years, 12 months ago

Which prom memory? In 9th grade, I went to a small high school. Juniors and seniors could have younger dates, so I went with a junior, who drove an old international truck. My step-mom made my dress, the dancing was fun, but he took me home and went to party with his friends. Then I switched high schools, and didn't go my junior year. My senior prom was fun, as I went with my best friend (boyfriend couldn't go). We went to dinner, danced, and then he took me home so he could party with his girlfriend. Sound familiar....I didn't go shopping at a fancy store or go hours away to search for a prom dress. Prom dress styles sure have changed in twenty odd years...

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 12 months ago

Few were very memorable.Soph year one of the couples, the boy wore this dracula cape, and everyone spent the evening speculating on just what she was doing to him all wrapped up in his cape on the dance floor. Wicked juvenile mids at work.My senior year, I was taken by my 33 yr old boyfriend, full beard, business suit, etc. The teachers were obviously alarmed, but since he was close friends with a long time teacher, they really couldn't say antyhing.Another memory. This guy I didn't know asked me to dance, not bad looking, tall. I'm a friendly kind sort, so I just said sure.After that dance, people came out of the woodwork to ask "What was I thinking/doing?"I was lost, and asked,"What?"They were, you just danced with so and so...someone they classified as a major dork, etc.He looked pretty normal to me, and he danced better than most of them.Didn't bother me, I hate it when people label others and they can't get out from under it til they leave their hometown.Oh, my vote: acg wins.

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coolmarv 5 years, 12 months ago

My date asked me to the prom my junior year. I was a big guy and she was a even bigger girl. I really dreaded saying I said I would go with her. Ended up having a great time though. Did not go my Senior year.

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emily_litella 5 years, 12 months ago

My mom was fairly tall and very nice, just like a mom should be. You know, strict when she had to be...but still very nice.

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conservativepunker 5 years, 12 months ago

My date left with another guy. Classic.

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 12 months ago

I didn't have one, so I was spared the trauma of having to remember it later. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 12 months ago

"Well the muffy chicks that ran every function at our school made the theme of our prom Garth Brooks' The Dance..." ACGGood lord. You have suffered enough in this lifetime, woman. I can't remember what our theme was. Our Junior year, it may have been, "Have a Sucky Night!" Senior year could have been, "Fake Gambling? WTF? Why is Mom Here?"

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acg 5 years, 12 months ago

Well the muffy chicks that ran every function at our school made the theme of our prom Garth Brooks' The Dance, so not only did we have to deal with awful music all night, but there were bales of hay stacked up to take your pictures on (yeah, that's what I want to perch on while wearing a $300 satin dress) and the decor was very "yeehaw, get a rope". My date's best friend dropped three hits of acid and freaked out so we spent the last half of the party trying to get the idiot to come out from under a table. Then we put in an appearance at the after-party and I won a boom box which I traded, later that night, to my friend's dad for a case of beer, a half drank fifth of Jack and a bag of weed. The rest of our night was all drinking, drug use and illicit sex, just like TOB said.

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schula 5 years, 12 months ago

My prom was held at the Kansas Union Ballroom. I remember the food and dancing and sneaking out to my boyfriend's car to drink some Peppermint Schnapps. As TOB said, the real party was at the after prom party -- a field at a classmates house.

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trinity 5 years, 12 months ago

dang, i must need fresh contact lenses in...at first glance i thought the ots for today was "what was your PORN like", lol.my prom? well since it was 31 years ago-i just honestly don't remember much about it. other than an escort that showed up at the door already three sheets in the wind&me being very peeossed. i think we only stayed at the big dance a half hour or so.

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dminear60 5 years, 12 months ago

Some things are better left in the past.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 12 months ago

My junior prom was something we did for a couple hours before the real party started.And then my senior prom the school and parents started After-Prom.Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, After-Prom. Parents, kool-aid, and a fake casino is not what kids should be doing after prom. Drinking, casual drug use, and illicit sex is what after-prom is for.

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Damian666 5 years, 12 months ago

We all danced around the big star on the floor and then sacrificed...oh wait, nevermind.

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sunflower_sue 5 years, 12 months ago

Like any other high school function but with fancier clothes.

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inmate 5 years, 12 months ago

The dance scene from Hollywood Knights..."Hey, don't drink the punch"It does have a little wang to it.

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p_riapism 5 years, 12 months ago

Prom was pretty typical, but after prom, my date, Traci Lords, and I were in the hot tub; she told me she was leaving for Hollywood after graduation.

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ChristmasCarol 5 years, 12 months ago

Eggcitable, eggzactly, ass I would have imagined it would have been.I was so eggcited at the prom. I hardly could contain myself.

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scott_webb 5 years, 12 months ago

something like the lyrics to Warren Zevon's Excitable Boy?He took little Suzie to the Junior PromExcitable boy, they all saidAnd he raped her and killed her, then he took her homeExcitable boy, they all saidWell, he's just an excitable boyAfter ten long years they let him out of the homeExcitable boy, they all saidAnd he dug up her grave and built a cage with her bonesExcitable boy, they all saidWell, he's just an excitable boyor was it more like Carrie's?

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