Friday, August 21, 2009

OSF: Prom Memories

Hello, y'all. This is the first time I've been able to get to Old School Friday in about six weeks, and I could kick myself for that. Anyway, the theme is prom.

I went to two proms, one with a guy who graduated in 1976 and my own prom in 1977, and sadly, remember little of the music at either. I went to my prom with a guy I only knew slightly who graduated in 1976 with the other guy who took me to his prom because, well, I was childish. I knew the first guy was sitting around cackling, assuming I would ask him to go with him because I didn't know anyone else. Long story, lots of drama and teenage angst. Great stuff for a movie by the late John Hughes except he didn't do movies with black characters.

But I'm pretty sure this song played at my prom, "Always and Forever" by Heatwave, and I say pretty sure because I'm not remembering the music from my prom very clearly. But I do know that this song was played often everywhere, at parties on the radio in my bedroom, and I have vague memories of dancing to it in a long dress.

I suspect we danced to the Ohio Players, Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, and the Commodores too, but as I said, my brains' gone fuzzy. It's a good thing I have pictures to remind what I wore. :-)

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PPR_Scribe said...

Welcome back to OSF, Nordette! I miss your music choices!

Revvy Rev said...

Girl, Where you been? You know, I think that all of our minds were fuzzy then. We just sleepwalked through that period of our lives - at least I did. Excellent choice though. Welcome Back. But you are still doing your thing in the blogosphere. I see you.

Marvalus said...

I appreciate your contribution this week...good music, good times...

Happy OSF!