Friday, May 7, 2010

Will you dance, dahling?

So my senior-year-of-high-school sister may be attending her real prom tonight, but I'm convinced that ACRN's $2 Prom last night probably trumped any fluffy-dressed, line-up-on-the-staircase-for-photos event that she'll experience.

The crowd may have been sparse, but those who were there definitely held their own to make it quite the night on the town. There were flapper dresses, draped pearls, fedoras and lots and lots of plaid (..unless you're me, of course, who used this opportunity to re-wear a faux-blood-splattered, completely torn apart prom dress, last seen on Halloween '09).

Despite the 1920s theme, ACRN D.J.s were spinning tunes from all different eras (which was fine with us, because really, how much intoxicated dancing can you do to the Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith?).

People jumped on the stage to crowd-pleasers like Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." (I know, I know, but get a few drinks in ya, and you, too, would be stoked on the song), and the entire crowd was crooning at The Smiths' "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out."

Considering the playful throwback theme ("The Great SNATsby"), the good company and the energetic, it was a pretty successful night.

--Kristin Nehls, Staff Writer

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