NPR: Replay: Prom Season
Tales of the modern prom -- from bidding for a date online to building your own tux -- out of tape.
Stories in this Series
Social Outcasts Shine at Geek Prom
May 10, 2005 - If you sat out your high school prom in social misery, now's your chance to shine. In Duluth, Minn., a prom is held for "geeks of all shapes and sizes." Dressing as a Star Trek character is highly recommended, as is the drink of choice -- the pocket protector.
For Prom, Taffeta Is Out, Duct Tape Is In
May 10, 2005 - An essential of modern life becomes prom garb. Two teens from Richland, W.V., make a tuxedo, dress and accessories -- including bow tie, top hat and tiara -- out of duct tape. The outfits took 25 hours to make.
Listing just two of the stories in this series.. very retro flashblack for boomers, I think.. prom time was quite special, and yes, most still have strong memories of these signal events.. thanks to Librarians' Internet Index for this pointer...