Fake Prom

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Fake Prom

Was your high school prom forgettable (or hazily forgotten)? Relive all of the awkward romance and under-the-table drinking at Unique's annual Fake Prom. Every ticket for the Valentine's weekend event includes access to an open bar, after-school snacks, DIY corsages and boutonnieres, and, of course, a prom photo shoot. This year's theme is Pretty in Pink.

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Very well-organized party! Venue included indoor area for dancing, prom photo booth, gourmet cotton candy (chili mango!), candy bar (faves were the giant malted milk balls), and make-your-own-crepe-paper-carnation table. The decorations were light and only loosely connected to the "Enchantment Under the Sea" theme, but certainly adequate to get the feel of the movie.

The outdoor area was beautifully done and decorated, with a very very long open bar with fun theme cocktails; two beer stations; and a mexican-style food truck with low-price, good-eatin' fare. A replica of Doc Brown's Time Machine DeLorean was available for selfies.

The crowd was totally into it. The people-watching and fashion-ogling were excellent. Clearly everyone was there to have a great time and the organizers chose a great theme that everybody could easily enjoy. We arrived early for the 8pm start time and were able to enjoy it all. The sold-out event welcomed its final stragglers around 10pm, but they calculated the capacity well: the place got crowded, with lines for cocktails reaching crazed lengths, but there was always room to dance.

The only minus - and it was huge - was the DJ. They did not stay with the "Back to the Future" 1955 prom theme more than 1 in 10 songs, and strayed further and further as the night went on. Worse, the spinners refused to play a single song through. I would get into one song and suddenly the DJs would jump to a new one, sometimes after only 16 bars! We left when the playlist turned into an overly loud, bass-thump-only muddle of mush.