There’s always something about when the DJ yells “finale” that gets everyone dancing with a little more enthusiasm. Spring Fling 2014 was no different. After last year’s Spring Fling seemed like a hit, Costa Mesa High School ASB decided to do the dance for a second year.
"We started planning the foundation of the dance a month ago, but three weeks ago decorations, publicizing, and posters began,” said junior ASB member Laura Le.
ASB brought a new element to this dance too. Sophie Harriman, ASB President, mentioned “Spring fling was a popular dance last year. It was fun and it’s just a good time of the year to have a dance. People kept requesting a Sadies, so we wanted to do that too!”
Senior class secretary, Stephanie Rand said, “Since it’s a Sadies, I think less people are asking and more people are going stag or as friends.”
Laura Le added, “I think this dance is a fun one to go stag. I think a lot of people are.”
CMHS ASB used social media to their advantage. By hash-tagging“cmhsspringfling” on Instagram, couples that were asked to the dance could upload a picture to be in the running for some free dance tickets. There were 18 #cmhsspringfling posts by Friday. Jackie Guerrero and Julio Sanchez were the lucky winners announced Friday morning via Facebook.
ASB hoped to sell even more tickets to the dance this year than last. Sophie Harriman pointed out, “The hype about Spring Fling is good, so hopefully we sell more this year than last. We also chose to do a Spring Fling because we know people like dressing up to take pictures and such, but we didn’t want to make it as formal as our other dances because we wanted to keep prices low.”
Even with prices lower than other dances, senior Hoan Nguyen still decided to not go to this school dance. “I don’t really feel like going to this dance. I want to save money to go to prom this year because it’s an experience and it’s senior year. Prom for me will only happen once.”
With others feeling the same as Hoan Nguyen, only about 110 tickets were sold. Senior class president Jimmy Palacios said the dance is paid for through ticket sales, and said“I think we’ll be fine and break even.”
Mrs. Delzer, coordinator of student government, stated that the DJ’s name was Eric, and he was the same person who did Spring Fling last year. He comes from the same company (SOS Entertainment) that DJ’ed Homecoming and the Back to School Dance this year. Jazzy Jaime made the playlist for the dance, getting input from other members in ASB, but this dance had a special significance that there seemed to be a larger amount of requests and old school throwbacks.
Before the dance began Romario Orellana believed, “The dance is going to turn up in a few hopefully and everyone is going to have a good time. I can’t wait!”
But as time went on others seemed frustrated with the dance. Anna Do, Miss Mesa winner 2014 said, “I’m having fun, but people need to stop standing around. It’s senior year! I’m going to have fun. Who cares?”
Junior Matthew Brown believed, “The atmosphere is good, but there’s not enough people.”
Written by Kimberly Hedges