I went to the Grand March of the local prom Saturday night. The Grand March is where the seniors and their date gets to arrive (in alphabetical order) with their name, dates name, and future plans announced. Sort of like a showcase of sorts. And all kinds of people show up to take pictures and video and all. I went to show support for some of the kids from our church who were in it.
But it made me wonder how much $$$ was being shelled out for the tuxes, dresses, hair, nails flowers, limos, pictures, meal, prom tix, yadda, yadda yadda… and then for some of the kids to leave the prom after 2 hours or so to ride around in limos. One group even had a Hummer-Limo!
I enjoyed my prom when I was in highschool. It was a fun time with friends. But it seems to be getting more and more expensive and the dresses more and more, um, revealing, and kids staying out later and later, and doing things more and more, um, inappropriate.