Ever wanted a prom do-over? (I know I would!). Now’s your chance. Whether your prom was a night to remember or a night to forget, on Saturday August 29 you’ll be able to don your best frilly dresses and sharp tuxes at a 90’s themed pop-up prom. The location in East Williamsburg will be revealed on the day-of at 9PM on Twitter and Instagram @BkPopUpProm. The organizer of this event, who wishes to remain anonymous, explained to Bushwick Daily this desire for a do-over.
“It’s not that I didn’t enjoy my prom per se, I honestly just didn’t know how to have fun back then. I went to a boring private school and I was dating a bore as well. I didn’t dance, I didn’t drink (not like teenagers should drink, but I was way uptight even about the idea), and I took my boring relationship way too seriously. So, I guess that maybe I missed out on prom as rite of passage—at least in the Clueless, She’s All That, American Pie, 10 Things I Hate About You sense. I just want to have a memorable night. The only thing I remember from my prom is going to Taco Bell afterwards. Lastly, my spouse and I can finally share a prom night together, so there’s that.”
The dress code is as follows: Tuxes, gowns, corsages, and boutonnieres. There’s room to be creative, of course, even if you come in drag – just no jeans and tees. Price of admission is based on dress code, so if you dress the part, you get $4 drafts and wells all night long.
Since the theme is 90s, expect tunes from Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Spice Girls, and probably that K-Ci and JoJo song for the slow dance. (You know, that song). There will be karaoke too.
Prom king & queen will have been decided beforehand (sorry), but other court members, however, will be crowned based on their karaoke skills. It would be wise to start planning now – limo, dinner rezzies, what you’re going to wear – because who says prom only happens once in a lifetime?
Secret 90’s Pop-Up Prom Party is on August 29 at 9 p.m. Location TBA. Admission based on dress code. Follow @BkPopUpProm for more details.