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Prom Music

Updated on January 31, 2015

My first high school prom was over 30 years ago, but have proms really changed all that much in these last thirty years? Having a teenage daughter that is about to attend her very first prom, from what I've seen so far, absolutely nothing has changed.

Prom Night is still all about dressing up, getting together with friends, dancing, and having a memorable evening. For girls, it's about finding the perfect dress and shoes and having the cute hair-do to match. For guys, it's about finding a tuxedo that actually fits, buying the girl a corsage that your mama will have to pay for, and somehow making it all match the girl's outfit. I feel for you guys if she picks some off-the-wall color like lime green.

Some of my daughter's friends have gone to a few proms already and report that they found them to a bit boring and over-rated. I did point out to my daughter that these girls were attending proms where they knew virtually no one except their date. Of course, it's going to be a bit boring if you have no one to talk to all night and have to rely on a guy in an uncomfortable tux to entertain you!

When it's all said and done, and the corsage is pressed in book on the shelf, the dress is bagged and hanging in the back of closet, and the boy has moved on to his next girlfriend, what you'll be left with are the memories. Those memories will be resurrected years from now when you hear the songs played at your prom. Prom music is one of the triggers that years from now will make you smile and take you back to your youth. I promise prom night will be a night you'll relive many times over.

Music Triggers Memories

Music is a powerful trigger for memory recollection. As you get older you appreciate this more and more. You can test this. I don't care how old you are, just open up YouTube and type in any obscure song from your past and as you listen to it, close your eyes. Within seconds, you'll begin to recall things long forgotten about. You'll be able to recall not only the sights and sounds from your past, but also the feelings. The feelings can be bittersweet if the events around the song were not pleasant. In the case of your prom, you'll suddenly smell the corsage, assuming he sprung for a live one, and recall every swish of your dress as you danced. Music can make magic.

Teenagers, Enjoy Your Prom

My advice to all teenagers is that no matter what, attend your high school junior-senior proms. It doesn't even matter if you have a date, go to your prom! In fact, you'll probably have more fun if you don't have a date!

Enjoy dressing up, enjoy your friends, and especially enjoy the music! One day the music will remind you of the fun you had.

Dressing Up for Prom

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons-Couples ready for Prom Night
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons-Couples ready for Prom Night


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    • PassinItAlong profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice share!

      Music is the one thing that will stick to your prom memory especially if you had a bad night=)

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Central Texas

      Thank you, hafeezrm.

    • hafeezrm profile image


      8 years ago from Pakistan

      Nice hub.

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Central Texas

      I had two prom dresses that I wore to 4 proms total, my two proms and my boyfriend's two proms (we went to different high schools). They were both an off-white/cream color that matched anything and like you said, would still be deemed fashionable today. Luckily, my daughter has a cuter figure than I did and can get away with a smaller size.

      Thanks for stopping by, ThePartyAnimal!

    • ThePartyAnimal profile image


      8 years ago

      Ohhh The Prom - so long ago a distant memory - one thing I can remember at my NY 80's Prom was BIG HAIR. I did love my dress it was Black & White and could still be in style today believe it or not.

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Central Texas

      Ahhh, the hoop skirts. Now THAT would be a cool prom. Thanks for sharing, Sheila B.

      Oh no, Dohn! That's horrible. Glad you got a little bit of "revenge". I know that had to feel good. I had someone that was mean to me in junior high. He used to call me names, etc. After graduation, he married one of my good friends. We all ended up at a 5 yr reunion and my girl friend asked me to join them at their table. I told her that her hubby didn't like me. She insisted that he did. I joined them and the subject came up. When I told him how I remembered how much he made fun of me in junior high, he looked at me sincerely and said, "I was young and stupid then, and I sincerely apologize for how I treated you". I'll never forget that feeling. It was the closure I needed.

      I have high hopes for my daughter's prom. She's going alone, but by the looks of it, will be the prettiest eligible young lady in attendance. ;)

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope to crank out another 28 before the month ends. :)

    • dohn121 profile image


      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      My prom was a disaster! The girl I invited bailed out on me three days before the fact. So, I ended up taking my friend's girlfriend (from a different town). It was bad.

      Not until years later did I get "revenge" on the girl that blew me off (after college graduation). I saw her at a bar and gave her the cold shoulder.

      Anyway, I hope that your daughter has a great time. Proms are supposed to be memorable and fun. Sorry about the rant :D You described the prom situation perfectly and I'm still trying to forget my own experience!

      It's great to hear from you again, KCC Big Country. I hope all's well.


    • sheila b. profile image

      sheila b. 

      8 years ago

      I remember watching older girls going to their proms in hoop skirts. That was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of them.


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