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This weeks topic:
It’s almost prom season, and since we love to read and write about teenagers, we want to hear your prom stories!
Prom. Okay then. Well the prom here is open to Juniors and Seniors thus we get two proms, more if you’re invited to it as a Freshman or Sophomore, or hell even after graduating. Anyways, I myself only went to the planned two. I also can't find my photos at the moment so none to share there. The stories will have to do.
My Junior prom was okay. I went with some friends not bringing a date (I didn’t date in high school I was too shy and would never ask anyone and since no one asked me out…yeah I was single). The one person I thought about bringing as a friend (he was a Sophomore and couldn’t come without being invited) didn’t work out. See he had this huge crush on a friend of mine and she was bringing a date and well I didn’t want to cause any trouble, and frankly if I had a date I didn’t want to have them hanging out with someone else the whole night. Call me crazy. Prom wasn’t anything spectacular, I hung out with friends, not the ones I had planned to hang out with they sorta abandoned me, but I had fun. I danced, I laughed and when it was all said and done I went home. Only feeling slightly sorry for myself that my friends whom we’d been talking after party had ditched without saying word one to me leaving me out.
Still I’d say it was a good time.
Now Senior prom was much different. I still went alone, much to my grandmothers displeasure (she tried to set me up with someone from her church telling this person I’ve never met that I couldn’t get a date…yeah keep in mind this year I didn’t want a date).
My dress was comfy and so were my shoes because well…I went in flip flops. Now I had heels to wear but the previous year no one wore shoes after 15 minutes they were all under tables. So I got a simple easy pair of heels but it was raining that night. I’m horribly unbalanced as it is so when I went to have dinner with my dates (my friends) and had to walk from car to restaurant in the rain I slipped on my flip flops as I had seen others do. No one could see my feet anyways so I said screw it and left them babies on.
So aside from my shoes, after an amazingly fun time at dinner which our party had the place pretty much to ourselves we headed to the dance in the school gym. I don’t remember the theme right off hand to either one. They were decorated nicely, it was still a school gym but we didn’t have a huge budget like in the movies so it wasn’t super fancy. The music was good, and we had a great time. We danced and laughed and had a great time. I even got to dance with a couple people whom I had crushes on so it was great.
Senior prom unlike Junior prom I was better prepared and had after party plans and well a better understanding with my friends. We went to a friends house and all took turns changing into regular clothes (keep in mind I live in the country so our gatherings usually involve a bomb fire and such so not conducive to dresses and heels). Then we headed out to the fire, roasted hot dogs and simores and did some more dancing. There were a bunch of us and we stayed out for a long time until we eventually moved to friends living room and all passed out on the floor or some piece of furniture.
That was a great time. I’ll never forget it. Prom wasn’t this huge turning point in life that the movies and books sometimes make it out to be but it was special and times I’ll never forget. I hope you all had your own special memories of prom.