Besides, the kids from my generation (the 80s/90s) and prior to that often didn't have it so lucky. How many of us, hoping for our first limo ride, was offered the old man's Oldsmobile for transportation instead? So here's a little picture book demonstrating the differences between today's proms and the proms of my high school years, with a little help from a really rad photo archive on Flickr:
Difference #1: We had to do our own hair.
Difference #2: We usually didn't wear a designer prom dress.
Difference #3: We weren't always so psyched about our dates.
Difference #4: The decorations/photo taking backdrops weren't always so hip.
Needs more plants, don't you think?
Difference #5: We had awesome music.
Here, finally, is where I can say the proms of yesteryear trumped today's proms anytime. We had Huey Lewis and the News, INXS, Foreigner, and Hall and Oates. Today's kids are stuck shimmying to Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and that annoying girl who sings about fried egg...I mean, Friday. 'Nuff said, right?
P.S. All photos from Flickr.