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(AZCentral)   Prom has gotten way out of hand now that students are renting mansions for $22,000 just for the night   (azcentral.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, prom, school boards, student leader, AnnaLynne McCord, Peoria Unified School District, Arizona State University, board members  
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2010-11-12 11:11:09 PM  
Erection Insurance
 
2010-11-12 11:13:52 PM  
I am going to stand up for the Peoria students. In 1982, we paid $6k for our venue in Scottsdale raised money, and we made a profit. Wrigley Mansion is a great place, and would make for a memorable prom. Adulthood sucks enough, and I know some stupid crap is going to happen the night of the prom, but for those kids that are going to have a good time in a nice place, it will be unforgettable. Life is too short.
 
2010-11-12 11:16:25 PM  

JSTACAT: Erection Insurance


...go on...!
 
2010-11-12 11:18:37 PM  

guilt by association: Mine was at an officer's club on an air force base -- this was May 2002. About a month or two before the big night, the senior class was called into the auditorium for about an hour to discuss gate entry and "what not to do on a military base considering what happened last September" procedures. I had a dependent military/civilian ID through my father, so I kind of zoned out.


Hah, so was mine. Although I remember nothing about being warned of what to do and not do while there. Then again I skipped most assemblies.
 
2010-11-12 11:30:43 PM  
Board member Diane Douglas said school advisers and student leaders should rethink pricier venues in the current economy.

"To see $22,000 for a venue is unbelievable to me," Douglas said.


Yes, the economy is weak so spend less money. That's f*cking brilliant. Let me guess, she teaches economics in her spare time.

Here's where we had our prom:

i52.tinypic.com

It was $10000 or $15000 just for the building, think the whole thing was $25-30k. We saved up for 4 years and had proms at the school before senior year. Went nuts on Senior Prom. It was all paid for. Just had to get a limo and tux.

That's about all I remember because that whole week was pretty damn hazy.
 
2010-11-12 11:31:38 PM  
We just went wherever we could to do it. I think we left the prom within an hour.
 
2010-11-12 11:52:04 PM  
Wasn't allowed to bring my 26 y/o girlfriend so we just rented a nice room poolside instead.

had a great time - would do again ++A

Yes I would recommend this to a friend
 
2010-11-13 12:04:13 AM  

LeroyBourne: I recall my date getting so drunk that she passed out at the hotel. I was semi to mostly sober. Every time I tried to gently nudge her awake I got a "ahhhhhh" noise from her inebriated self. So I just rented some "in hotel" porn and jacked off next to her. Best prom evar!


I'm so sorry. If it makes you feel any better, I got wasted because I thought you were sooooo cute. I wanted to make out. Story of my life : (

I couldn't sell that dress later either, with that huge stain on it.
 
2010-11-13 12:06:56 AM  
So wait... in order to get people's opinions about a $22K prom they're putting out a survey that will probably cost about the same amount? Talk about counter productive! Even if they all vote "no" on the prom, the money's already been spent & people are still going to be paying that amount in one format or another.

Sheesh, let the kids have their prom wherever they want. They're paying for the tickets anyway & if it's that much of an issue then have a fundraiser for it to help with the costs. Sell some brownies or try asking some of the local businesses to sponsor it.
 
2010-11-13 12:15:24 AM  
And if they don't want overly expensive prom costs, then put a cap on how much the kids can spend. Tell them that the venue can't cost over a certain amount & leave it at that.

Unless this school is a very poor one & is poorly stocked, I don't really see what the issue is. Yeah it is expensive, but so is putting out a survey to see how everyone feels about it. If you don't want them having a $22K venue then just put your foot down about it & tell them "no". You're the school board so you have the right to do that. If the kids want to have a fancier prom setup then they'll have to find a way to raise the money above what they were given budget-wise.
 
2010-11-13 12:22:17 AM  
As the lonely and bitter guy who as a kid would have been soundly laughed at and probably gotten his ass kicked if he'd had the nerve to even ask a girl to go a dance, I'm not getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2010-11-13 12:46:31 AM  

Old enough to know better: As the lonely and bitter guy who as a kid would have been soundly laughed at and probably gotten his ass kicked if he'd had the nerve to even ask a girl to go a dance, I'm not getting a kick out of this thread.


Aww, that's sad; truly.
Everyone has some value and I hope you have met someone who realizes yours.
It won't happen until you realize it yourself.

/for anyone who once felt that way
 
2010-11-13 12:53:32 AM  
Split between 500 kids? Big farking deal.
 
2010-11-13 12:55:13 AM  

Brainsick: ambassador_ahab: Maybe it's different in the north, but the only reason I went to prom is because it felt like something I was "supposed" to do. But in general, it wasn't that big of a deal overall.

My senior year I went with a female friend instead of a "date," and that was waaaayyy less stressful and a bit more fun. But I don't regret, nor do I feel like I "missed out" on anything special. Especially because in college, the nerds are cool and as a nerd I got all kinds of great "experience" that was limited to the "cool kids" when I was in high school.

^THIS^


CSB
I took a female friend to prom and ten years later we reunited. Going on 4 years of happy marriage now.


Congrats, but umm how long have you guys been married?
 
2010-11-13 01:01:17 AM  
What gets me is the amount of delusional people in the article's comments who assume that most schools would be able to safely hold a prom in the school's gymnasium. Most schools can't do this. It'd be a safety hazard. My school was ultra cheap and would have held the prom in the school gym if they could have gotten away with it, but even they knew it wasn't an option and sprung for a venue.

The only schools with gymnasiums big enough for a prom are the ones for whom money will not be an option.
 
2010-11-13 01:03:27 AM  

Ashelth: Brainsick: ambassador_ahab: Maybe it's different in the north, but the only reason I went to prom is because it felt like something I was "supposed" to do. But in general, it wasn't that big of a deal overall.

My senior year I went with a female friend instead of a "date," and that was waaaayyy less stressful and a bit more fun. But I don't regret, nor do I feel like I "missed out" on anything special. Especially because in college, the nerds are cool and as a nerd I got all kinds of great "experience" that was limited to the "cool kids" when I was in high school.

^THIS^


CSB
I took a female friend to prom and ten years later we reunited. Going on 4 years of happy marriage now.

Congrats, but umm how long have you guys been married?


www.belmsford.com

/knew I had a winner when, shortly after we started dating she asked me to replace my PS2 (I'd gotten rid of it in an attempt to 'grow up' before we got together) so she could play Guitar Hero 2
 
2010-11-13 01:04:50 AM  

Battlestar Girlactica: safely hold a prom in the school's gymnasium


www.oddfilms.com

bad idea
 
2010-11-13 01:25:26 AM  

Brainsick: Battlestar Girlactica: safely hold a prom in the school's gymnasium

bad idea


Exactly. What if someone gains telekinesis & decides to set fire to everything? Or cause items to wildly fly about the room?
 
2010-11-13 01:26:53 AM  
Although I do have to say that would have made my prom more interesting. The prom venue my cheap school booked was so tiny & cramped that most students left because it was just too packed & too hot to tolerate.

The most interesting thing was the drunk English teacher, although to be fair he was pretty awesome sober- him being drunk was just a bonus.
 
2010-11-13 02:14:11 AM  
The morans and subby who think they are renting a mansion can get a clue and rtfa. This isn't a vacant mansion in PV being used for a prom or an after party.

It is an event venue, restaurant, bar and place I walk to sunday brunch. Used to be a residence. It would be a bad ass location for a prom. Also, roaming drunk around biltmore estates at night might be fun for the kids. I do it every now and then. The security guy will give you a ride home if ask.
 
2010-11-13 02:15:48 AM  
My prom consisted of a catered outdoor dinner, then a limo rented for the night. We went to the official prom for all of 20 minutes, to the disappointment of the organizers. We then went to the grocery store I worked at and promptly bought oodles of alcohol. The manager blessed the whole thing as contributing to the delinquencies of minors. We then drank and drove around for hours. At the end of the night we all got cheap motel rooms and then the next morning had coffee and smokes at beths cafe.

/some of you know what city this was in...
 
2010-11-13 02:24:07 AM  

cats4rent: Lt. Cheese Weasel: I got laid on prom night in the back of my dads Olds Cutlass. He would be proud.

plymouth fury


Roland LeBay?
 
2010-11-13 03:15:38 AM  
went to Prom as a sophomore basically by force since one friend didnt have a date. Never went back and dont even remember how long we were there, where it was or anything at all about it for that matter.

/not so csb
 
2010-11-13 06:14:02 AM  

Donnchadha: Jorge Sum: IKanHazaBukkit: Prom is the pinnacle of American consumerism considering, just how much does the average goer spend on vapid shiat for pretty much a popularity contest at the end.

Congratulations, you're the current leader in the "still the most bitter about prom" sweepstakes, but the thread is yet young and I'm sure you'll have some serious competition later on.

Hey, I think I know that guy...


Yeah, he's pissed that the chick in blue is going to the prom in her underwear.
 
2010-11-13 09:24:16 AM  
I saw something about that. Weren't all the prom kids all shortly murdered with ax by a mask wearing madman?
 
2010-11-13 09:34:56 AM  

Battlestar Girlactica: Brainsick: Battlestar Girlactica: safely hold a prom in the school's gymnasium

bad idea

Exactly. What if someone gains telekinesis & decides to set fire to everything? Or cause items to wildly fly about the room?


Exactly. Makes me wonder how much of the $22k is for insurance.
 
2010-11-13 11:33:00 AM  

baltimoreblonde: Donnchadha: Jorge Sum: IKanHazaBukkit: Prom is the pinnacle of American consumerism considering, just how much does the average goer spend on vapid shiat for pretty much a popularity contest at the end.

Congratulations, you're the current leader in the "still the most bitter about prom" sweepstakes, but the thread is yet young and I'm sure you'll have some serious competition later on.

Hey, I think I know that guy...

Yeah, he's pissed that the chick in blue is going to the prom in her underwear.


With her sister too... giggity.
 
2010-11-13 01:15:12 PM  
I hate parents that condone this crap.
 
2010-11-14 12:35:10 AM  

John Buck 41: whatshisname: The year before I graduated they had the prom on a boat in Lake Ontario. The grads kicked the speakers overboard and generally trashed the boat. Next year, no prom.

So you juniors got punished for what the asshole seniors did? Yeah, that's typical school administrator thinking.

Dumbasses.


By "grads'" he many mean people who have already graduated who are allowed to come back for prom. Even allowing these people to come back as dates for those still in school is a very BAD idea. This is either prohibited in our area, or such a setup is screened on a case-by-case basis. I've been retired for eight years, so I doubt if the latter situation is even possible in today's school climate. ...it's probably just a "no grads" policy, or only those who graduated early at the previous semester are allowed.
 
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