I’m having a conflict of interest at the moment. The Stanley Cup Finals end in June, so what happens if there is a game on the night of prom?
Surely the NHL will not take into consideration the date of Niagara Falls High School’s prom celebration when making its schedule. So on the off chance a game is scheduled for May 26, well; some people would get upset at me for my plans for that night.
There is something you must understand about me; this whole prom thing doesn’t get me all that excited. You are talking to the kid that skipped out on homecoming last year for Game One of the World Series; and I see that decision as one of the prouder moments of my high school career.
The problem I have isn’t all that much of a dance thing; it’s more about everything else attached to prom. To be honest, I’m not a bad dancer for a Caucasian teenager, but it bothers me that prom isn’t about that three or four hours of dancing anymore.
People make a big deal out of prom. They will spend hundreds of dollars on dresses, limos, hotel rooms and God knows what else. People make entire weekends out of this. It’s amazing to me that prom went from a Friday night dance to a weekend of partying, craziness and sometimes camping in Canada. What?
So why can’t I watch a hockey game, right?
OK, so maybe it’s not about the hockey game, but I just don’t see what the big deal is. On the following Monday everyone will hate each other for some sort of limo problem or dinner seating conflict, and someone will get shafted and left out of plans. Not exactly the best setting to solidify those “Best Friends Forever” pledges, huh?
High school students debate the importance of prom
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