How well do you remember your prom? Was it a magical evening filled with sparkling formal wear, fragrant corsages, killer dance moves and the excitement of young love? Or was it about a million times more depressing than that?
Teen movies have a way of presenting prom night as something pretty far from reality. Most high school kids have, at best, a fun night of dancing, and, at worst, one giant humiliation that they’re still not fully recovered from. I, for example, met my prom date at the local grocery store and was forced to watch as he slow-danced with my best friend for the entire night. While I’ve since overcome the embarrassment (mostly), it still stings to think about all these years later.
If your experience was anything like mine, the following 30 tales of #promfails will make you feel a whole lot better. And they’ll make you really glad that you’re no longer an awkward teenager.
This celebrity fail
I was social director so I added “Star Spangled Banner” in the mix for prom song. It won. So that was the prom song for Saugerties High, Class of ‘92. #PromFail
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) May 14, 2019
After asking for people to reveal their most epic prom fails, Jimmy Fallon graciously offered his own.
And it’s a doozy.
I’m pretty sure even Beyoncé couldn’t dance to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
(Actually, she probably could, because Queen Bey can do anything.)
This logical replacement
My junior year everyone received champagne flutes with the prom slogan and date on them. Come senior year, it was decided that champagne flutes may promote drinking. So instead, we got beer mugs with the prom slogan and date. #promfail https://t.co/AK129qhCnw
— JDK81 (@JDK811) May 14, 2019
Smart move, school.
You swapped out one alcohol receptacle for another that actually holds more alcohol.