Day #83: The Kinks – “Picture Book”
I think I was working on the night of my senior prom. It was held at a pricy Disney hotel and cost $50 a ticket to attend. One of the baseball coaches used to come to school every year on the day before prom (which was held on Saturdays) dressed in black to mourn the ridiculous expense that prom had become. In honor of the on-coming prom season, the New York Times invited readers to submit their “adorably awkward prom photos.” Funny enough, many of those providing comment on their photo were most appalled by the hairstyles of the day. They aren’t really that awkward. My favorites were Donna Lee Phillips and Ralph Angelo (#7) heading off to prom in 1959 (they looked genuinely cool), and PJ Mercy’s photo (#18) with her friends in 1980. They looked like my kind of gang.