Let’s Bring Back Awkward, Ugly Proms

Mary Katharine, Emily and Elisha harken back to the glory days of the late 90s/early 2000s when they went to prom. Usher, cornrows and clear heels were a thing. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear their hilarious and embarassing moments.

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  1. Bethany Mandel Editor

    I AM HERE FOR THIS

    • #1
    • May 2, 2018, at 5:04 PM PDT
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  2. Stina Member

    2001, had the cornrows and curls pinned with light blue rosettes. I may have had the clear heels…

    My prom date was a gay sophomore who wanted to go to prom. :p Never forget. Sr. Year was better. I still had a gay prom date, though. The guy I asked had just broken up with his girlfriend and thought I was asking if he was going… not if he would go with me! Later, he did say if he had understood, he would have said yes. Oh well.

    • #2
    • May 2, 2018, at 5:28 PM PDT
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  3. Full Size Tabby Member

    Our daughter is about the same age as The Lady Brains. 

    She also took me (her father) with her on dress shopping. Unlike Mary Katherine’s father, I wasn’t the final arbiter – I was there to do a first cut of narrowing down the selections.

    She and her friends had pre-prom dinner at the house of one of the guys. But instead of the parents cooking, two of the boys cooked. (Hint for boys – a guy who can cook a real meal is a hot commodity for many girls!)

    I got the opportunity to be chauffeur. The kids considered the cost of a limo and driver to be ridiculous, so I rented a 15 passenger van. I looked the part with a black suit, white shirt, black tie, and a black cap. I had a step stool and helped the girls elegantly enter and exit the vehicle. At the end of the prom, I joined the line of limos to pick everyone up.

    • #3
    • May 3, 2018, at 4:22 AM PDT
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  4. Black Prince Inactive

    AltarGirl (View Comment):

    2001, had the cornrows and curls pinned with light blue rosettes. I may have had the clear heels…

    My prom date was a gay sophomore who wanted to go to prom. :p Never forget. Sr. Year was better. I still had a gay prom date, though. The guy I asked had just broken up with his girlfriend and thought I was asking if he was going… not if he would go with me! Later, he did say if he had understood, he would have said yes. Oh well.

    By “gay” you mean “happy” right?

    • #4
    • May 3, 2018, at 4:30 AM PDT
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  5. Stina Member

    Black Prince (View Comment):

    AltarGirl (View Comment):

    2001, had the cornrows and curls pinned with light blue rosettes. I may have had the clear heels…

    My prom date was a gay sophomore who wanted to go to prom. :p Never forget. Sr. Year was better. I still had a gay prom date, though. The guy I asked had just broken up with his girlfriend and thought I was asking if he was going… not if he would go with me! Later, he did say if he had understood, he would have said yes. Oh well.

    By “gay” you mean “happy” right?

    Nope. I was the preferred date of the closeted homosexuual…

    • #5
    • May 3, 2018, at 5:39 AM PDT
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  6. Stad Thatcher

    Ahhhh, the prom . . .

    I never went. First of all, I hate to dance. Second, my high school sweetheart didn’t want to go, and I wouldn’t dare ask someone else to go. Finally, we had more fun spending a weekend at the beach instead of going to the prom.

    • #6
    • May 3, 2018, at 6:55 AM PDT
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  7. Barry Jones Thatcher

    I never prommed but did aid and abet my sons prom efforts – and mostly to good affect.

     

    • #7
    • May 3, 2018, at 9:06 AM PDT
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