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Prom in the City

Posted 04/28/2008 by Asia Dorsey

TJ Prom 2008 lights up the city.
by Asia Dorsey
photo by Asia Dorsey
PromKingQueen.jpg    Held at the Exdo Event Center on 35th and Walnut, most attendees agree that Prom 2008 lived up to the flash and brilliance of its theme: Prom in the City.  

    TJ seniors (and some underclassmen), were welcomed to the annual formal event by a flaming and fabulous red carpet and a bumping sound system. Upon entering Exdo the first things one notices are the three giant screens playing music videos. Next is the  non-alcoholic bar, serving up the tastiest looking concoctions, complete with maraschino cherries.  Attention is then drawn to the fashionable couches, centerpieces, and of course the dance floor which is lit up like a psychedelic Christmas tree. 

    Everyone was dressed to the nines and looking extra glamorous for their red carpet premier. There was an abundance of stylish outfits to take in while folks danced to the eclectic and tasteful collection of music being played by the DJ.

    The dance was complete with conga lines, on-stage dancing, and of course all the Mr. TJ boys giving an encore performance to Ice-Ice Baby, which was quite  the event. There were times when the floor was completely vacated as couples mingled and chatted, and other times when it seemed like there were so many people moving and shaking that they had to take up dancing on the ceiling to combat the limited space.

    Finally, the event the crowd had been waiting for . . . Cheria Cauley and Krubiel Workie were crowned Prom Queen and King 2008. The crowd went wild with applause and the dancing again commenced. It was a very special night indeed with some TJ seniors coming out of their shells like they had never before.

    But the night was only beginning for TJ Prom goers.  Stay tuned for a detailed rundown of the whole After Prom experience.