Heck no I won’t go!
Top 5 reasons why one would never attend prom
Amanda Marsh, 2014
12-May-2013 Prom is a formal dance held by high schools. Everyone dresses up in fancy tuxedos, dresses, and wears marvelous hair. Often, groups of friends make their way to pretty scenarios in a limo and take pictures until their mouths hurt from smiling. Delicious dinners are provided, and everyone is expected to dance the night away! Why would somebody not want to attend?
Here are a couple reasons why.
1. “I don’t want to pay for a tux I will only wear once”
Girls pay an average of $200-$350 on prom dresses, and tux rentals are about $70-$100. Many feel that the money spent on formal attire for prom is simply not worth one night. “The chances of me wearing that dress ever again are very slim,” says Sharon Guillen. It’s a lot of money for a dress that will only be worn one night!
2. “I don’t like dancing”
“I have two left feet,” says Daniel Miranda. Many feel dancing around their peers is awkward or uncomfortable. Most of prom night is spent showing off one’s best moves on the dance floor, so it’s not the best place to be if you don’t like to dance. It’s almost as if dancing is the whole point of prom, “So what’s the point?”
3. “I rather use the money on other things”
So much money is spent on one night. Some believe it can be used on something better, or many little things over time. Daniel Avalos has some ideas in mind, “I could buy a new longboard, or better yet, save up for a car. I want to go to some concerts too.” Some students simply cannot afford it. Emily Shnittiger says, “We’re in the process of moving. I don’t know, there’s a lot to pay off.”
4. “It isn’t fun if my friends aren’t going”
Prom is an event made for students in high school, and their friends! It is a memorable night where the traditional prom dress shopping, picture taking, dining, and dancing are meant to be shared with friends. If they are not attending, a lonely night awaits.
5. “I’m too shy”
Some are simply too introverted. Prom is a time to show off. What if you are camera shy? What if you do not like to dance? What if you hate eating in front of people? Prom would be quite uncomfortable. “It’s just not for me,” says Eric Coxson.
Who DIDN’T Wear It Better?
Logan Cross, 2015 & Danielle Pool, 2015
3May2013 Since Prom is just around the corner (May 4th, this Saturday!). We have come up with a few hurlworthy dresses and asked the student body what they thought about them.
Check it out HERE