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Post by evostick » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:54 pm

Not the classical music festival but the shitey yank inspired rebranding of an end of year school disco.

What a lot of unnecessary faff for the same fecking thing. Prom car, prom dress, prom stress...ffs.

Load of shite.

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Post by Broccers » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:35 pm

Its all a bit gypo

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Post by nuttinnew » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:53 pm

The end of class.

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Post by NotoriousREV » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 pm

I bet your prom dress looks lovely.
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Re: Proms

Post by dinny_g » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:23 pm

End of Secondary School “Dances” were Standard practice back home - the “Debs” being a Right of Passage for all 17 year olds...
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Re: Proms

Post by evostick » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:24 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 pm
I bet your prom dress looks lovely.
Which one though Dave?. I've paid for several.

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Re: Proms

Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:34 pm

And you have the nerve to accuse me of bendery Tim :lol:

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Re: Proms

Post by evostick » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:34 pm
And you have the nerve to accuse me of bendery Tim :lol:
In what way does buying dresses render me a bender?

I thought that we adequately covered cross-dressing early on in the forums existence and came to the conclusion that it's all perfectly fine and manly.

Anything for a quiet life mate. Money is a small sacrifice in the great scheme of things.

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Re: Proms

Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:00 pm

Never a truer word spoken.

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Re: Proms

Post by evostick » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:23 pm

That's not to say that I wouldn't want to firebomb whichever nefarious bunch of cunts convinced our state educators that the normalisation of this crass americanism wouldn't only be a boon to the economy but would also make 16 year olds 'happy'.

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Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:26 pm

The thought of a Gloucestershire teenager ripping the needle out of his or her arm to put on a smart suit or frock to spend the night slow-dancing is very, very confusing to me. Who's looking after their kids? :lol:

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Post by evostick » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:39 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:26 pm
The thought of a Gloucestershire teenager ripping the needle out of his or her arm to put on a smart suit or frock to spend the night slow-dancing is very, very confusing to me. Who's looking after their kids? :lol:
You've a very jaded view of your home county James and all it does is prove my long standing suspicion that moving to a desert and then skewering a kraut does not necessarily make you a better person.

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Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:44 pm

*has certainly not made me a better person :lol:

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Re: Proms

Post by tim » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:53 pm

I just bought our oldest girl a pair of DMs for her prom. I think she has the right idea :)

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Post by Gavin » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:18 am

I rate "proms" right up there with Nursery "graduation" :roll:

I fondly remember school discos, most folk were drunk, we wore jeans and Joe Bloggs hoddies - male and female from memory. The more racy ladies wore shorts.

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Re: Proms

Post by JLv3.0 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:26 am

Jumpers for goalposts etc

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Re: Proms

Post by Rich B » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:39 am

There used to be a May ball at my school which was a black tie event, so not much different to a “Prom.” Some people would get a limo or flash car, but most of us would just go to a pub nearby before and flash our shitty fake IDs.
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Re: Proms

Post by Mito Man » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:49 am

Yep that’s jogged my memory, we had a final ball at a hired fancy manor just before the last year of school came to an end. Technically it was after the school year as the final year ended a few weeks earlier and the last 2 weeks were just sports activities and theatre so you could smoke cigarettes and drink booze freely. It was pretty interesting as the teachers joined in and I remember our very stern physics professor who was a complete arse for 5 years being a lovely person when drunk and handing out cigarettes.
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Re: Proms

Post by Richard » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:14 pm

There were mutterings of the word “Prom” when I finished secondary school, back in 2002. Mostly I think it was referred to as a disco.

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Re: Proms

Post by drcarlos » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:34 pm

I did driving duties last year in my mates Quattroporte (Ferrari V8 with straight pipes and quite obnoxiously loud) which was kind of OK and made me realise that I never wanted to own one! It's all a bit mental but my leaving year back in 1991 were the first year to have a 'Prom' at our school rather than an end of year disco, so it's a bit easier getting on board with it all having been through it myself.

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