On March 30th, Saskatoon had it’s first prom… well… first as far as I’m aware, and as far as my parent’s and grandparent’s are aware – and that’s as far back as this city really goes. So I feel I’m pretty safe saying that it’s a first for this prairie city. Anyway…
It was an amazing night. Some folk I talked to were concerned about a city-wide prom, with people from any school welcome to attend. There was talk about things like school rivalries and the possibility of fighting. All I could really do was smile. These were obviously adults who just didn’t get it. This was an event I knew our youth would rally around.
Prom is an amazing right of passage, and one we’ve never had here. We’ve all watched the movies, read the books, heard the stories. Prom is supposed to be amazing, and it’s something everyone deserves to experience. And at 34, I went to prom… and just like all the teens in the movies, my parent’s bought my dress.
Saskatoon’s first prom was made even better by being a part of Pink Revolution (an anti-bullying week which made it’s debut this year). So huge thanks to the Avenue Community Center and all their amazing volunteers for making it happen. Both Pink Revolution and the Pink Prom were ground breaking events and I sooo look forward to them happening again next year.
As the official photographer for the Pink Prom, I organized my first ever photobooth. No, it’s not my typical photography (usually on location in the study of life and love) but it was sooo much fun. I was happy to donate my time and skill for something so incredible.
Yep, that’s me at prom. 🙂 Wanna check out the rest of the action from my photobooth? Head on over to http://td365.smugmug.com/ Prints and other cool items are available!
Guess what I get to do tomorrow afternoon? I’m going shopping! But not just regular, run of the mill, shopping. I’m going shopping for a PROM DRESS! Yep, you read that right. Tobi-Dawne gets a prom dress!
Okay maybe it’s a little dorky that at 34 I’m this excited for Prom, but I don’t care. I’m super psyched about it! We never had a prom.
I remember always watching all those great teen angst flicks of the 80’s… They all had a prom. They’d dress up and have the best time ever. All sorts of chaos and pain, and then VOILA! Prom makes it all better. And hey! Even in the movies where prom didn’t make it better, at least it made everything LOOK better.
So I’m willing to accept that I’m a bit of a dork, Prom is going to be awesome. No. It’s going to be EPIC! Saskatchewan’s first every PINK PROM! And I get to be a part of it all. That is totally legend – wait for it – dary. That’s right. Legendary. I said it.
I’m gonna look Pretty at the Pink Prom – oh yeah! I went THERE. 😉