Romanticized Reunion

18 year old totally brenda

I have to admit that I have thought of my high school reunion since I was in middle school.  I know it sounds crazy.  But alas, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion wouldn’t be one of my favorite movies if I hadn’t thought of how this reunion would turn out. I’ve been sadly and abruptly awoken and have come to the realization it will not be what I fantasized it would be.

I imagined it would be in a beautiful hall with a band that would show our age or maybe a DJ playing La Charanga and Walk it Like a Dog.  It doesn’t sound super classy but I didn’t go to a prim and proper high school. Those were the kind of songs we danced at high school dances.  I’m not sure if that is normal everywhere because our school was far from the usual. For example, I thought it was normal for most high schools to have daycare’s for the students kids.  I learned that was not the norm after I moved. However, I did enjoy my experience throughout the years I was there. Our high school is actually very beautiful. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My school had by far the best stadium in the area. As a matter of fact, it still does. A major carnival and parade celebration begins from said stadium.

I envisioned the party to be kind of a throw back. However, I didn’t think it would be reminiscent of a high school after party. Our 10th year reunion is at a bar. A lot of people are defending saying it is going to be in a reserved part of a patio/balcony. It is still a bar! I thought I was alone at first thinking this was ridiculous. It seems a lot of people have voiced their opinion. They would also prefer a more private venue. Other people told me that I shouldn’t forget my roots. I am sorry but I was not going to bars at 18 nor do I go to bars now. That is far from my roots. A dance in a world war 2 boat with no ac is in my roots. I can handle that. There is also going to be a band that goes twice a month that routinely sells out the place that day. I don’t see how you can catch up at a sold out bar that not only allows your class but also people that are going to be graduating this year.  I may be an old soul or just too bitchy but that is not the reunion I have dreamed about.  Lets just say I do not plan to travel 8 hours to go to a reunion in a bar on a Friday on the 4th of July and pay $50.00. For $50.00 I would like to be able to hear people speak.  I hope the people that do go, have a wonderful time. On the bright side, I have kind of kept up with some of my class thanks to social media.

I guess I’ll go fold some scarves. (Inside joke if you know Romy and Michelle).

Have you gone or do you plan to go to your High School Reunion? How was it or how do you imagine it will be?

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