prom

The Waiting Game - AFP Hall Of Fame

The Waiting Game

“This is a photo of my wife in the late 80’s with her father waiting for her prom date to pick her up. As you can see by the photo, she wasn’t very happy posing for a pic with shirtless dad.”

(submitted by Tim)

Behind The Awkwardness: All In The Family - Prom

Behind The Awkwardness: All In The Family

“The year was 1990.  This was NOT my prom date. It just so happened my brother also attended the prom so we had a picture taken together.”

(submitted by Kelly)

Plenty of Fish - Prom

Plenty of Fish

“This is my cousin and his date to Junior Prom.  He asked all the girls out, but they all had dates already.  He had the last laugh though because everyone wanted to dance with his fish date, so he danced with all of their dates.”

(submitted by Shawn)

Pretty In Pink 5 - Behind The Awkwardness

Pretty In Pink 5

“In the fall of ’85, when I was a junior in high school, a new, slick student asked me to go to Homecoming. I was smitten and immediately said yes. After my mother bought me a rather expensive (and fluffy) dress, the slick boy of my dreams asked someone else and dumped me. I was embarrassed and heartbroken. A few days later one of the nicest and most popular seniors in the entire school asked me to go to homecoming in the hall. While it was painfully obvious that he had been roped into it by a parent or my bigger brother, I agreed to his self-sacrifice. We ended up double-dating with one of the girls in my class and her senior boyfriend, and I had a wonderful time. He even kissed me good night, in that polite, “you weren’t a bad pity day” sort of way that good guys do.

John, wherever you are, you were my red-headed knight in shining armor. And sunglasses. So no one knew it was you who was with me. I bet you turned out wonderfully.”

(submitted by Daphne)

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Boutonnieres - Prom

Boutonnieres

A reminder to enjoy that time of our lives when we’re in full bloom.

(submitted by Audrey)

You’ve Got A Hold On Me - Prom

You’ve Got A Hold On Me

She was reconsidering the extensions.

(submitted by Anna)

Twilight - Prom

Twilight

It would be the last time he was ever seen wearing white.

(submitted by Wendy)

The Cure - Prom

The Cure

Shampoo.

Satuday Night Special: The Don - Prom

Satuday Night Special: The Don

Threesomes are so last season.

(submitted by Karen)

Weird Science - Prom

Weird Science

Jennifer has been spending a lot of time on her computer lately.

(submitted by J)