However, this dance was different compared to the homecoming dances of years past. Instead of walking right to the front of the gym, there was a ghostly graveyard that led up to the dance. This pathway that captured everyone’s attention; it was accompanied by several flashing lights and sounds to really capture this haunted effect.
“The Halloween idea really worked. I really liked the outside stuff; it was new and it was nice for the people who don’t like to dance,” said senior Angel Fisk.
The setup for the inside of the dance was also completely different. Instead of having the DJ face the doors, he was actually set up vertical. The dancing area was set up in a circle with two platforms to stand up and dance on.
Senior Kage Kistler thought “it was cool, but I didn’t like how it was so small.”
Others, like senior Geoff Fulkerson, said it was good. “It felt more close together and made things less awkward,” Geoff commented.
Dancing isn’t for everyone, so if you wanted some fresh air and headed through the walkway towards the aquatics center, “Boogeyman” was playing and a ping pong table was set up.
“Outside was pretty legit, like the movie screening and ping pong. It was nice to have something else to do,” commented senior Mahina Won-Milho.
Students bought their tickets through ASB, and a total of 270 were sold. Unfortunately, less tickets sold this year than last year’s Homecoming, which ASB advisor Mrs. Delzer thinks was impacted by this year’s senior class.
Dance contacts strictly say that dirty dancing is forbidden, but do the students really follow this rule? During the dance, there were many students that were dancing inappropriately that Mr. Howell witnessed.
“The dirty dancing was not as bad compared to last year. There were two or three girls whose parents have got to be embarrassed, but mostly it was pretty good. Kids are just having fun,” Howell commented.
When asked about how this can be prevented as a school, he replied “I don’t think we can do anything about it. If some kids think grinding is attractive, then that’s their problem. Many kids had fun and did not have to do that; a very few number looked out of hand.”
The most highly anticipated moment came when it was announced who Homecoming Queen, Rachel Russell, would have her slow dance with. Halfway through the dance, Carlos Vallejo was declared King.
Girls exited barefoot with their painful heels in their hands, but still every single student left the dance with big smiles on their faces and positive comments filled the air.
Written by Jazzy Jaime and Christine Tfaye