Did you miss your high school prom, or was your high school prom an experience you would rather not revisit? If you would like the chance to redo the promenade that marked the end of your high school years and ushered you into college, or even if you had a blast and would like to do it all again, WRUW-FM 91.1 can help. This Saturday April 4, from 9:00 p.m. until midnight, WRUW will host its second annual Punk Prom at Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern.
Punk Prom is an alternative-style formal dance and concert that allows you to do prom again—the right way. No more mediocre DJs that insist on playing “Call Me Maybe” and Taylor Swift. Say goodbye to the extremely awkward adolescent experiences that come with the idea of asking your cute classmate to dance with you. Grab your friends, your formal outfit of choice and head down to Happy Dog for a spectacular musical experience. Enjoy retaking a cheesy prom photo and all of the decorative hallmarks that signify high school prom.
This event saw its inception last spring, but Teddy Eisenberg, a junior who has been involved in planning Punk Prom, assures us that this year, it will be bigger and even better. Eisenberg reminisces that last year the headliners, Shannon and The Clams, were beyond enthused and got really into the event—they even came dressed in prom attire and made sure to perform a variety of school-related covers.
“We’ve brought in rising indie pop stars Beverly as our national headliner and moved the event much closer to campus,” said Eisenberg.
Last year, the event was at the off-campus Mahall’s 20 Lanes, but with the new nearby location, transportation to and from the event should not be a problem. Eisenberg also added that any person with a Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Music or Cleveland Institute of Art student ID will gain free admission.
Join Eisenberg and the rest of WRUW on Saturday for a night to remember.
Event: Punk Prom
Location: Happy Dog
Date: April 4
Price: Free with student I.D.