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    Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

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    Next the expensive Wedding and subsequent Divorce, EJECT< EJECT!!!!

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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    "Promposal." With an average cost of $324, borne by the studly young sucker who's doing the asking. Holy fuck with a side order of Nupercainal.

    I've got to say that Brooke Bimbo "looks like dessert," in her sheer-sided, backless, and frankly reckless prom dress. I'd like to take her, as an old friend of mine used to say, "on all the rides of Ricky-Land ... the Carousel, the Humpty-Bump roller coaster, The Tunnel Of Love, The Tunnel Of Fudge ..." (Sorry, that last one came from The Greaseman; he put "fudge-packing" into my vocabulary, as the morning mouth on DC-101.)

    At least they didn't mention limousine service. One of my colleagues at the Map Factory, Bob, told me of how his son went in with a couple of classmates, to pay for a limousine to take them and their dates to the prom. I think Bob's share of the bill was $100. That was twenty years ago.

    I couldn't afford to go to the Senior Prom. I'm thankful that my poverty dis-included me from the need to "EJECT! EJECT!"
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    I think back to the college balls I worked at with SJA. The punters probably coughed upwards of 100 quid a head to go; me, a tenner around Tesco for tcmf, emergency food for the overnight duty, and a pizza to shove in the oven before I went round to HQ. Maybe another tenner if I needed a replacement uniform shirt. Talked with some of the gamers, some of them did photographer roles and other jobs if attending at all.

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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Goodness, she looks 25 to his pimply-faced late teens. If she keeps that up she'll look 45 when she's 25.
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Quote Originally Posted by WheelBarrow View Post
    Goodness, she looks 25 to his pimply-faced late teens.
    She's probably been riding the CC for a coupla years already...
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Excuse me, sorry - my memory of "all the rides in Ricky-Land" played me false.

    It wasn't the "Humpty-Bump" roller-coaster. It was the "Lickety-Split" - or, more accurately, "Lick-a-de-Split."
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Promposal? Give me a break. I loved one of the comments: "For 200$ she better swallow."
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    It's long puzzled me why people turn something like that into a major extravaganza. Then again, they're of the generation that graduates from Grade 9 and makes that event into a dog and pony show.
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarter Wave Vertical View Post
    It's long puzzled me why people turn something like that into a major extravaganza. Then again, they're of the generation that graduates from Grade 9 and makes that event into a dog and pony show.
    And, you know, they (society?) are just setting themselves up for issues down the road that they cannot foresee. These ego/vanity trips always come with a price somehow, somewhere. Why would you want to let your minor kids imitate the movie star values they see on Entertainment Tonight? Ew.

    It blows my mind that anybody would drop thousands for a wedding. At a time when you really need seed money for your life, newlyweds blow what could be a down payment on a house or on a car or a start for a nest egg. Or pay down the college debt. Worse, some single people use the high cost of a wedding as a reason why they don't like marriage, as if they think marriage is a prescription thing (i.e. first ya gotta do this, then ya gotta do that, etc.).

    I'm gonna confess an amusing scale of reference that comes to mind. And now you will know I am nuts. I'll think about the most conservative lifestyle I can think of, like living on a farm or ranch, and the down-to-earth values of the people who live on them (think of Joad, maybe) and then I'll think about Hollywood and all of those people with their glitter and posing and self-absorption (and drugs) and I'll think about how far away they are from Joad in their expectations and coping abilities, and so I look at young people at times and I ask myself are young people today, as compared to when I was their age, are they inching towards Joad or away from Joad, as compared to then? I think like this a lot, in terms of understanding what is good for myself and what is not. The Joad Continuum. I just named it.
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    http://www.faviana.com/catalog/categ...m-dresses-2015

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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    I never understood Americans in this regard. I went to high school in one of the largest cities in my country and we had high school dances, sure, but that's where the comparison stops. No limo, I got there on my bicycle . No, expensive dress or suit, just clothes you alread had though you may have paid more attention to your looks than on a regular day, the girls had a little more make up on.. Corsages were handed out by the school, though no one understood how to put such a thing on. There were no dates (and certainly no promposals), you just met your friends from school at the high school dance.

    And then you danced. Sometimes with girls, sometimes not. You made some photos, there was no afterparty and it was just good fun. It's astonishing that people try to make such a thing into a "rite of passage", it's just a fucking dance.

    Rite of passage: A rite of passage is a ceremony and marks the transition from one phase of life to another. Although it is often used to describe the tumultuous transition from adolescence to adulthood, it does refer to any of life's transitions (Births and Beginnings, Initiations, Partnerings, and Endings or Death).

    Being homeless for two weeks and really understanding the value of money was a transition from adolescence to adulthood for me. No ritual, no fancy clothes, no limo, no applause, but a hell of a lot of valuable insights gained.

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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Quote Originally Posted by WheelBarrow View Post
    Goodness, she looks 25 to his pimply-faced late teens. If she keeps that up she'll look 45 when she's 25.
    From my observations of funny "before and after" pics of women on the internet:

    This is clearly a pin-puller chick, marry her and watch her blow up within a few years.

    She already has the pig face cheeks and underarm flab.

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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Quote Originally Posted by ikbenrein View Post
    I never understood Americans in this regard. I went to high school in one of the largest cities in my country and we had high school dances, sure, but that's where the comparison stops. No limo, I got there on my bicycle . No, expensive dress or suit, just clothes you alread had though you may have paid more attention to your looks than on a regular day, the girls had a little more make up on.. Corsages were handed out by the school, though no one understood how to put such a thing on. There were no dates (and certainly no promposals), you just met your friends from school at the high school dance.

    And then you danced. Sometimes with girls, sometimes not. You made some photos, there was no afterparty and it was just good fun. It's astonishing that people try to make such a thing into a "rite of passage", it's just a fucking dance.

    Rite of passage: A rite of passage is a ceremony and marks the transition from one phase of life to another. Although it is often used to describe the tumultuous transition from adolescence to adulthood, it does refer to any of life's transitions (Births and Beginnings, Initiations, Partnerings, and Endings or Death).

    Being homeless for two weeks and really understanding the value of money was a transition from adolescence to adulthood for me. No ritual, no fancy clothes, no limo, no applause, but a hell of a lot of valuable insights gained.
    It's quite similar in Canada.

    When I was in high school more than 40 years ago, one graduated once--in Grade 12. However, in the butt-scratch town I grew up in, that often ended one's formal education. Graduation was, for most of my classmates, the blowout to end all blowouts. There was an after party, of course, but for those who wanted something more low-key, an alternative was offered. I chose the latter and it started with a hayride in the rain and ended with bowling until the wee small hours of the following morning.

    My university convocations were even less flamboyant. Since I didn't have a girlfriend or wife, they were spent with my parents and whatever family pets were living on each occasion. We had a bit of wine, maybe a pizza or a roast chicken, and that was it.
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    I don't know the complete history of the prom and don't really care to research it. I suspect the current prominence of the prom is a result of baby boomer narcissism.
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Hey, not all baby boomers are like that! (Seriously).
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Quote Originally Posted by ikbenrein View Post
    I went to high school in one of the largest cities in my country and we had high school dances, sure, but that's where the comparison stops. No limo, I got there on my bicycle . No, expensive dress or suit, just clothes you alread had though you may have paid more attention to your looks than on a regular day, the girls had a little more make up on.. Corsages were handed out by the school, though no one understood how to put such a thing on. There were no dates (and certainly no promposals), you just met your friends from school at the high school dance.

    And then you danced. Sometimes with girls, sometimes not. You made some photos, there was no afterparty and it was just good fun. It's astonishing that people try to make such a thing into a "rite of passage", it's just a fucking dance.
    Boy, you just described my world. Liking girls did not have all of these modern complications of imitating higher classes of people (and their money).

    I never understood Americans in this regard.
    I'm in America, and I've always looked at it (no gratuitous cynicism here, mind you) that, in this country, it's all about making money in the short term, not the long term. If adults can pull off a way to make money that is not illegal and also survives the gauntlet of whatever current short-term mores are popular, then you can bet they will go for it because to prevent long-term consequences will cost too much in the short run (money now trumps money later), and by the time anything negative or regretful comes of anything, you specifically and your money will not be associated with those consequences, and there always be a new group of money-makers to step in and go from there. The country is one big money-making machine in constant motion and somehow the U.S. Constitution fits in there, probably to keep us from firing bullets at each other which interferes with making boatloads of money off of each other. Ok... the more I write here the more my cynicism slips in, so I'll stop. I'm sure there are other ways to look at it. I still appreciate the freedoms. You bet.
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    The poor man's face is so honest -- he's like a happy kid in a toystore -- but the woman's gaze has something a little sinister and devious to me. There's a lot of info, too, about how much she "loved" the dress; not so much about how much she loves her boyfriend. I guess that isn't important.

    About proms and dances: I was always bothered by the formalities. We were teenagers, right? What were we doing in suits and ties? Let the kids have their freedom those last few years -- ten years later most of them are wearing suits to work everyday, living a prisoner's life six days a week wishing they could change into their sunday clothes. It's boys playing dress-up, for the amusement of the women.
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    I remember how many of the model-types would be under cellular blankets sleeping off a good go at the vodka bar in our treatment areas at the balls...

    Nah - when I went to any of the local clubs in town, I felt very naked - without the usual kit I had on me at those duties - a Motorola radio on my belt, speakermic on my shoulder, earpiece in, response bag, Maglite, hi-viz over shortsleeve..

    The Channel 4 series Teachers covers the typical end of year and Christmas things (much more humble school discos) that ran in the 80s in the UK..

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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    Quote Originally Posted by WheelBarrow View Post
    I don't know the complete history of the prom and don't really care to research it. I suspect the current prominence of the prom is a result of baby boomer narcissism.
    I took a glimpse at Wikipedia, and you would be about right ... not just the Boomers, but Gen-X as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia; "Prom"
    In the early 1900s, prom was a simple tea dance where high school seniors wore their Sunday best. In the 1920s and 1930s, prom expanded into an annual class banquet where students wore party clothes and danced afterward. As Americans gained more money and leisure time in the 1950s, proms became more extravagant and elaborate, bearing similarity to today’s proms. The high school gym may have been an acceptable setting for sophomore dances (soph hop), but junior prom and senior balls gradually moved to hotel ballrooms and country clubs. Competition blossomed, as teens strove to have the best dress, the best mode of transportation, and the best looking date. Competition for the prom court also intensified, as the designation of “prom queen” became an important distinction of popularity. In a way, prom became the pinnacle event of a high school student’s life, the ultimate dress rehearsal for a wedding.
    The ultimate dress rehearsal for a wedding ... think on that, young gentlemen.

    (For those outside the USA, the "Prom" (short for "Promenade") is equivalent to "school formal," "debutante ball," or "Debs." I don't know if they boast the same "conspicuous consumption" behavior, but I wouldn't doubt it - especially with what Alcockell has to say about his St. John's work at these events.)
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    Re: Inside Teenís $1,200 Prom: the Dress, the Date, the After-Party

    I think we should abolish the prom.... after all, it doesn't affect one's GPA (which is the only thing from high school that is of any real worth)... and all the money you spend on that one night... pheh, that would have put me thru two quarters at my community college, and a maybe a couple months pocket money....
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