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 ... a little event at the end of senior year of high school that most girls anticipate for years and most boys start dreading one or two months before

As I'm sure everyone reading this knows, there is a little event at the end of senior year of high school that most girls anticipate for years and most boys start dreading one or two months before it rolls around. This function is known to the common individual as "prom." Short for promenade, prom is the dance event of a high school career, characterized by girls in long, flowing dresses and painful heels and boys in uncomfortable penguin-suit tuxedos. It is the talk of the senior class for practically all of their second semester, and tensions are running high as anxious girls wait for nervous boys to ask them to be their dates.
 
My senior prom was this past weekend. Suffice to say, my friends and I sweated through months of planning to make sure the night went smoothly, not to mention drop hundreds of dollars on limo/party bus rentals, dresses, shoes, tickets, and dinner. Six other girls and I started an initial prom message in early March, and from there on out, it was a flurry of shopping, calls for reservations, date desperation, and other "prama" (prom drama) until the night of May 31st.
 
I'm sad to report that prom, at least for me, did not live up to the months of hype. I had a great time in the limo, taking pictures, and having dinner with my friends, but the dance itself was somewhat lackluster (although it was in a beautiful venue). Prom pictures currently have a death grip on Facebook and Instagram, so I've definitely been enjoying checking those photos from other groups out. Overall, prom was a good experience and I highly recommend that anyone reading this who has not had their prom yet go. Maybe to some people it won't seem worth it to deal with the stress, but I promise you will be glad you did in the long run, as I'm sure I will be.
Posted: Jun 04, 2013 by Lara Phillips

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prom - long view
i can say from 20 years out, i am glad i went to mine. but it wasn't quite the ordeal it seems like now!
Comment by: Sally LaBonte - 06/04/2013 02:41 PM


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