Tomorrow’s headlines today – an occasional series

Cinders can’t go to the ball – when I was at school I’d have paid to avoid the “school dance”, particularly the mid-dance entertainment which involved a home-grown beat combo comprising schoolmates calling itself Pavement Pizza singing (well, more sort of speaking while emoting heavily) Wild Thing and some self-composed material which seemed to be about shouting if you felt angry.

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5 Responses to Tomorrow’s headlines today – an occasional series

  1. I’d rather eat worms than go tot a prom. There were school discos in my 9-13 school that were fun, but they were really informal. I also ‘missed out’ on going to balls at university, although I have waitressed at some. Ooh, chicken goujons and a bunch of people from your course in rented dresses.

    • Our school dance was a ceilidh with dance band and PE teachers flirting outrageously with each other and older students. Attendance was expected…
      I avoided the various Uni balls as the display of opulence from some was incredibly distasteful.

      • Woah, woah, woah!
        I feel i must launch a (slightly) staunch defence of proms/balls in general!!
        Admittedly I, myself, was never a big prom fan, indeed I have missed my last 2 uni proms. I would, however, argue that they are a great opportunity for students/staff/friends alike to mingle and enjoy a break from the pressures of everyday life.
        Whilst many of my school proms were characterised by dares to “down” a half bottle of scotch in the toilets beforehand, they did, I felt, get somewhat more civilised as I got older.
        With reference to the “opulence” comment I would, if I’m taking it in the same context, agree with it. My first uni ball, two years ago, had the few people who wanted to show off how expensive their dresses/suits were. And it was the same people who were insistent in showing off their drink-buying prowess. But in all honesty they were a minority, and mostly those private ‘skool’ lot whose parents bankrolled their lavish lifestyle. (hehe, I don’t know everyone’s personal backgrounds, but no offence to anyone to whom this may refer)
        Anyway in short, I hate balls+proms because I hate dancing – but they’re not that bad!!
        PS: is it me, or do a lot of these zany decisions surrounding schools seem to happen in england with the “governors” system?

  2. burkesworks says:

    Since when did they have high school proms in Darlington?

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