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Student run proms[edit]

I don't know if this is "typical" or not, but my prom is student run. This kind of makes obsolete some of the points stated in this article and I think it should be noted.

While it is not unusual for students (as a group) to be given some degree of autonomy in the organising/running of the "official" prom I would imagine the School authorities would still retain some level of overall control ! (talk) 20:46, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
My university 'prom' (we call it ball) was student run but it was still too expensive and it was during the hottest part of the year. So about 30 of us went out and booked a meal at a Chinese restaurant and then went to a club. It was about 1/3 of the price and we didn't have to wear DJ's/tuxedos and be roasting hot. Cls14 (talk) 17:52, 13 December 2010 (UTC)


This article seems to be a bit biased against proms, ne?

It is called "Anti-Prom", you'd think so. Idiot. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:32, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

-Added a bias and an original research box Liljef33639 06:49, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Not only is it biased it also fails to provide any proof of its own notability. Should be considered for deletion or rewritten. The tags are quite new though so I'll give it some time. MartinDK 16:53, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Morps and anti-proms[edit]

I dont know how common this is but in my area there are Morps and Anti-proms. The Morp is school sponsored and is the "anti-prom". however they are anti-proms in the sense that they are suppose to be gaudy and tacky and mock the prom. But the important thing is that they are school sponsored and therefore are of the same culture of the Prom. There are Anti-Proms in the area that are organized completely outside of school. Also with this there is no single all inclusive "Anti-Prom" but there is a Goth Prom, Gay Prom, and Anarchist Prom, that are all "anti-prom" in the sense that they are alternative proms that protest the culture of school sponsored versions,with each version protesting certain aspects and catering to certain students. Like i said though i only know this to be true for where i grew up here in the Fresno/Clovis area in California. like to put it out and see if this is true in other places. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sadrian13 (talkcontribs) 05:27, 12 January 2007 (UTC).

Was a gay prom out my way, though I think it covered several school districts. I think it was open to non-gays too. Don't know about other anti-proms (I haven't been to a school dance since I was 13, and I spent the whole time reading). In the People's Republic of Amherst, we certainly had a large number of large subcultures, but that might just have lead to less attendence period. None of my friends had any interest in the prom, though it was a big event at our school. Guess my point is, it makes sense that there'd be seperate anti-proms for different groups, but not sure how common they are period. -- 00:57, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
I think sections on each would be appropriate. Gay proms tend to be a bit inclusive welcoming LGBTIQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning) and allies - Gay-strait alliances are common and many kids aren't out so by welcoming all it creates safe-ground for all the kids, the main concern then is alcohol issues and age disparity with some welcoming very young kids to join or limiting to whatever the legal drinking age. Give me a shout out when you need the gay prom section started up I'd be happy to help. Benjiboi 17:45, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Outside North America[edit]

In Ireland there is a similar phenomenon known as the "illegal". Despite the name the event is not inherently illegal although some of those attending are usually below the legal age for purchasing alcohol (18 in Ireland). Most people attending the "illegal" would however also attend the "official" event. (talk) 20:50, 26 December 2008 (UTC)


Why mention some anti-americanism in France towards proms when there is no prom in France. Talk about the anti-frenchism of the writer instead. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:36, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

I Removed this sentence, which in itself had no encyclopedic or information content, mainly because one cannot say that anywhere in france american-style proms are held and anywhere in france these proms are hated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:15, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Deleted the sentence below[edit]

I deleted this sentence. There is no citation provided and it seems like someone pulled it out of their ass.

Students with disabilities such as ADHD or Asperger Syndrome who don't have the required social skills to find a date or participate in the activity tends to go with this event as well, along with members that are not at the dominate culture, such as a certain ethnic minority. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:57, 20 December 2011 (UTC)