eheathWhen I was in highschool (2004 -2007) school dances were pretty lame. When I was a freshman/sophmore I went to HC and when I was younger it was okay, but by the time I was a Junior we could go to Prom. When to prom with my girlfriend and it was fun, but I was at the point in my life where I wanted to booze down or get blazed when I went to shit like that and my school was SUPER strict about it. Every dance had cops with breathalyzers at the door, if you even acted drunk they'd pull you aside. This was mostly caused by previous classes getting drunk as fuck and going to dances and a few kids got caught selling drugs (weed and coke) in the bathrooms at dances. Needless to say, our school dances were decently lame.
So this dude a grade ahead of me said, fuck this were having our own dance. He was a senior and organized his own dance. No teachers, no real authorities, it turned into a revolution of "dances" in my high school.
My senior year HC was SO BAD. Shit music, annoying church member chaperones that would split up people dancing "too dirty" along with all of the other nuances that came with terrible high school dances.
So my friend came to me with the idea of doing our own dance, like the on kid did the year before. He fronted the cash for everything, only ended up being like $600 to put it on (building rental at fair grounds + PA system which we got a deal on) and we put up a shit ton of posters that promoted our dance, talked shit on the school dance, etc.
So basically we created a playlist, put it into my laptop, and got hammered as fuck with my friends at a great "dance" (more like a social gathering with some bump and grind) it was great, my buddy made like $2000 (tossed me a few bucks for helping) and I'd like to think we sparked a string of independent dances through that year. Almost every month there was a dance, we'd get drunk as fuck, grind on some girls and have a shit ton of fun. Basically it can be compared to going to a bar/club and dancing with girls and hanging out with your friends, it was a great time.
TLDR school dances were always lame, we threw our own dances, they were legendary.
Yeah the breathalyzer thing happened at my HS as well. Also went to school the same years.
Def was a bummer. That said you could burn before hand, or sneak it in there/drink a little bit in there but if you couldn't be blatant about it.
We didn't have any church chaperones though