The Late Movies: Prom?
It's that time of year again, in which high school students play out the traditional rituals of the junior/senior prom. However, some of the rituals have changed in the decades since I went. The dresses are less formal, while the transportation is more formal. These days, kids have to pay to go to the prom, and some don't even serve a meal! But some of the new rituals are charming, like the special way this guy asked a girl to accompany him to the prom.
Jason Pitts asked Lianna Cohen to the prom during third period class a couple of weeks ago in an unconventional way that made me smile from ear to ear. The lyrics are available at the YouTube page. I went looking around and found many other videos in which a guy made a big production out of asking a girl to the prom.
With a Little Help from My Friends
And t-shirts. Justin Moy asked Jackie Kon in 2007.
Waylaid in the Hall
This is how Jermaine asked Celine last year.
Serenaded in Class
Jonas asked Alex in 2008.
A Prerecorded Video
Eric asked Nicki to the prom in 2008 by arranging for this video to be shown during school announcements -which the entire school saw.
In Cahoots with the TV Station
John Tessitore asked Jamie Padilla in 2009. Although it was very public, he didn't have to say a word.
A Very Public Production
Blaine asked Jasmine in 2010.
Let the Cheerleaders Do It
Devon asks Jenn in 2010.
I hope they all had a wonderful time!