People 25 and older can relive their prom in March for a little cash.The event at Robinson in Little Rock, Relive Your Prom, gives people the opportunity to go back and make it happen the way it was supposed to.
This is a little sad, a little delusional, and a little awesome.
From the website:
'The time has finally come for you to re-live that one moment that you once looked forward to back in high school, only this time you control the episode. For instance, were you the type who was too nervously nerdy to ask "that girl" to be your prom date? Or perhaps, your low self-esteem killed your confidence and kept you distant from the prom altogether. Or even worse, maybe you were an ugly duckling who has now been transformed into a gorgeous swan and you're now looking forward to being asked out by that prince who was once a frog.'
Then this bit of text after a dramatic pause:
'JUST LIKE BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL HUH? LOL'
The event is supposed to be pretty accurately staged as a real prom, complete with ridiculous music and prom-posed photos.
Apparently this is going to be "the biggest event to ever hit the state of Arkansas."
Funny sections of the site include a memories tab, which takes you on a thumbnail image tour of pagers, Nokias, Karate Kid, and 80s toys.
Another section of the site, the image gallery, lets you "see for yourself" that one of the event organizers can download free stock photography of people dancing and having fun.
Seriously though, this could be cool.
I am completely for re-dos.
Not everyone had a perfect prom night. Mine happened to be great, but I know that wasn't the case for a lot of people.
My date and I went to Chuck E. Cheese's, and he was the prom king. We watched Disney movies afterward. My best friend, a girl, wore an open suit with a metallic bikini.
If there's one thing I'd change, it would be the hideous dress I wore. It was seafoam green with gold, sparkly bursts all over. Spaghetti straps, straight neckline, and billowy.
For $50, I could change this misstep in my life. My date would also be different, though still blondeish and cute.
I guess that part hasn't changed much.