August 26, 2010

Old School Week; Fake Prom(s)

Since I attended a private high school, we didn't technically have a prom. It was basically the same thing, but the school dubbed it Jr./Sr. Banquet. There was a sit down dinner, a slideshow and some cheesy awards given to the seniors by the juniors. We had an "underground" dance sponsored by the parents at a second location. The school knew about it, but didn't want their name associated with dancing.

I was supposed to attend the banquet with my boyfriend junior year. He accepted a job as a lifeguard and started training the very night of my fake prom. I was so mad. I'm pretty sure I ignored him for a few days. I rode to the banquet with the girls in the first picture below, Kelly and Jamie. Lesley eventually met up with me at the dance. {I only have one picture of us together, but I'm saving it for later.} When the girls picked me up, I had to squeeze into the backseat of Jamie's tiny car. I immediately ripped the slit of my dress. We're talking full on Britney Spears crotch shot. Thankfully, I was wearing panties. I started out with safety pins in my dress, but eventually took them out. I don't remember much about the banquet. I was so anxious to get to the dance so I could show off my hot boyfriend. We danced for hours. I specifically remember getting down to Brass Monkey. When the night was over, my dress was pretty much shredded because it proceeded to rip more and more. My dress had an oriental print on the front. I wore black and crystal chopsticks in my hair. This night was officially the best night of high school.






Senior year's banquet wasn't nearly as fun. I went with Kelly and Becky after Kelly decided for the both of us that we wouldn't be taking dates. We were supposed to go with two college guys. She said we should go alone. She was really holding out hope that Nic and Adam would ask us. In the end, all four of us went alone. {Stupid!} I was bored most of the night. Plus, the date of one of the guys I went to high school with wore the exact same dress I was wearing. {Mortified!} It was an ok night. At least I looked super cute.







Did you go to your prom?

Was it fun?



Tomorrow marks the end of Old School Week.

You won't want to miss it.

21 comments:

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

What's with all the leg action?!
Skank!

Sweet Bef said...

love the prom pictures! oh yes, we went...my senior year I went with one of my friends boyfriend's friends and they picked us up in this jacked up old bronco...we needed a step stool to get in it. i'll have to post that picture soon. it's HIGH-larious! :)

p.s. hope you're feeling better. we have a cold going around the office that i now have. yay me!

Natalie said...

Yes ma'am. I went 3 years in a row with the same date. I ended up getting a prom favor that walks & talks & leaves huge messes in the bathroom.

Mom in High Heels said...

Of course I went to my proms! I went to a small private school (all girls, but Catholics are allowed to dance). My junior year our prom was on a boat in Lake Michigan (it was late May and freezing) and my senior year it was in the Sears Tower. It was awesome. I see you guys did prom garters too. That must be a northern/midwest thing because none of the schools in the south so them.

Christina said...

Love this! I went to all the dances, except for senior prom! My boyfriend of two years broke up with me a week before. Lame.

MiMi said...

I didn't go. I was too cool for that. LOL!
Not.

supposedtobemysymphony said...

Junior year I went to both proms and senior year I went to my prom. And my senior year, I wore that light blue dress that is in the first picture you posted!!!

Salt said...

Look at all you sassy vixens!!! :)

I did go to prom...junior and senior. I wore the same dress for both. Because I'm cheap.

Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal said...

I went to 3 proms total! I had an absolute blast at my junior prom (my date was my best guy friend). I hated my senior prom. I had an ok time at a friend's prom. The college I went to had a "spring formal" every year which was always a good time & gave us ladies the chance to dress up!

Christine said...

Yep, went to both Junior and Senior proms. I remember the first one because it was as boring as boring gets!

Sharlene T. said...

No. I didn't go to any of my proms... was working nights and couldn't get off... should've gotten a migraine but would have probably ended up being caught out... it was okay, I told myself...

Ashley said...

Love all the flashback pictures. I didn't go to my prom. We had the same type of Jr./Sr. thing with no dancing, but I actually switched schools after 10 grade. So no proms for me.

Tara said...

omg! i went to private school too and we werent even allowed to think about dancing! i wish we wouldve had an underground dance party! lol

Nikki said...

I fricken love old school photos!!! I want to burn a good majority of mine but at least it's a good laugh!

Ed said...

Nice legs.

I went to 3 proms. One of mine, and two of hers. (wifey went to a different school)

Maritza said...

No! No one asked me! But I did go to a couple of other schools proms to make up for it.

RAY J said...

my school was the SAME way - we had a Jr/Sr banquet with a "senior walk," a fancy sit down dinner and a slideshow and stuff, and then afterwards we had a "parent sponsored event" which was the dance, usually at the same location though but held about 30-60 min after the banquet so there was time to move the tables and stuff and the staff that didn't want to be associated with it could leave.

cornflakegirl74 said...

I love me some brass monkey. Sounds like you had a great fake prom! And you look gorgeous in these photos. It's always a good thing when you can look back and the pictures aren't too embarrassing. Also, I covet your legs :)

I went to both my junior and senior proms and remember having a blast. Was it the best night of my life? No, but in hindsight I'm happy I went.

Date Girl said...

I love that you wore garters! Haha. Junior year you look like you're having a lot more fun.

My junior prom was way better than my senior prom too. Come to think of it, Junior year was just way better period. Maybe because as seniors you know you're about to enter the real world so it's looming over your shoulder.

Senior prom I got ditched by my guy friend who was my date. He got back together with his ex and said, "You can get a ride home right?". Horrible night!

Love this flashback week!!

Cathy said...

I did go to prom my senior year. It blew. I knew it would, but all my girlfriends wanted to go. So we all went with guys who were friends. It was awkward and boring. Lame.

Allena said...

Shut up - my senior prom dress (Class of '98 baby) looks ALMOST identical to yours!!! Love it!