By Avery Kean '19
I remember freshman year homecoming like it was yesterday. Picture it: You’re standing on the dancefloor. Suddenly, the opening beats of Darude’s “Sandstorm” blasts through the refectory. You turn away from your friends for .43 seconds and suddenly get tossed into the mosh pit. Everyone stands a foot taller than you and it's approximately 193804 degrees. Senior boys tower over head, dripping sweat as you try to weasel your way out. You start to see the light, when, suddenly, a hand grabs your forearm and yanks you out of the misery.
I wish I could go back to my 14 year-old self and tell her everything I know now; I’ve picked up a few tricks over the years. Accordingly, here are Exchanged’s official homecoming Dos and Don’ts:
DO - Stay close to some friends who can help you if you are dragged into the mosh pit.
DON’T - Stay too close to the mosh pit alone unless you are fine with getting pulled in and suffocated and know what you’re getting into.
DO - Remember to take off your heels/shoes. Your feet will thank me later.
DON’T -Keep your boutonniere/corsage on. I promise that in roughly 5-10 seconds all the petals will end up on the floor.
DO -Organize rides to your home, that sick after, or your pilgrimage to food BEFORE the last ten minutes (or the unofficial minutes—the dance actually ends at 10:05ish) of the dance. There’s nothing worse than 100 high schoolers calling 50 ubers to senior circle.
DON’T -Wear any thick material unless you enjoy sweating profusely.
DO -Listen to these tips and have fun!!!