So yesterday was the LAHS prom. I'm probably one of the few people who stayed home.
I'll start by saying that things were a little different this year. The school officials banned limousines and other private transportation, much to the chagrin of the senior class. Though they compensated for this by reducing the price from $75 to $50 per person, many students were still shaking their heads.
But that's not why I didn't go. I could care less how we got there. The main reason was the price - $50 is still a lot for a three-hour dance. The back-to-school dance was lots of fun and cost only a fraction. It's not like prom could be that much better. I also didn't have a date and couldn't be bothered to find one. The fact that my grandmother had just passed away a few days ago didn't help the mood.
For those who did attend prom, I hope you had a great time. :-)
Historical note: Prom pictures have been removed from the LAHS website but are available at the Internet Archive.