Homecoming 2015, A Night To Remember
By Alexandra Shafran, Chicago | November 09, 2015 8:00 AM CST
For weeks, you’ve been waiting for that one day to come. There were announcements over the intercom, posters plastered all over your school’s walls, the big day, circled red in your calendar; HOMECOMING is here. After weeks of planning with your friends to make it an amazing time, the day finally arrives.
You get ready to walk into the doors of your school, reaching for the handle, you hear the walls vibrating from the music. The excitement begins to build and you simply can not wait to get inside. In the hallway you can peek through the window to see a hint of amazing multi-colored lights breaking and bouncing off of each other in so many patterns.
Going through the check-in line, the anticipation only grows. Observing how great everyone looks, you feel your heart beating a little faster as you move up further and further in the line, hearing the music grow louder and louder and you just can’t wait to see what the night has in store for you.
Finally, checked in you run for it, entering the dance and your run comes to a complete halt as you marvel at what’s in front of you.
Lights, dancing in so many colors and patterns around the entire room, breaking dimensions. The stage and dj setup on an outstanding level is larger than you could have ever imagined. The sound system, playing the music so well you can close your eyes and just feel the music flow through you and make your body move to the beat. Right from the start, the production, the set-up, absolutely every detail about the dance was a complete metamorphoses; THIS, was a high school dance completely transformed, this was myBOOMtour. Through the night, you and your friends had a night filled with songs that everyone knew, danced, and sang along to.
Running to the Photo Booth to grab memories of the night, you also had the BOOM photographers take many photos of your group so that you could get the photos later from the site, having a keepsake from the breathtaking night.From any point in the room, the lights danced in unison with all of the students, the music overwhelmed everyone in the room. For this one night the gym was not the same sweaty gym you take class in, the lunchroom didn’t have lunch lines and food on the floor, the commons area wasn’t simple where you study and meet between classes. Tonight, your school transformed. The dance was a top notch production, a concert, a festival.
With fog and confetti washing over the crowd, it couldn’t muffle their cheers of excitement and you’re left dancing your heart away on stage, the beat of the music beating in time with your heart as confetti showers over you, your friends, and your entire school.
The night continues, the music keeps playing, and everyone in your entire school keeps cheering and dancing as the night goes on. That kid from your science class? He’s waving his arms up in the air, myBOOMtour bracelets piled up on his arms. That security guard who you see everyday that’s supervising the dance? She’s waving her myBOOMtour glowstick to the beat of the music. Everywhere you look around you, every face in the room, every student, every teacher, every supervisor has a smile beaming on their face and there is nothing but happiness and good vibes being shared by everybody in the room.
As the night comes to a close, you feel a tug, not wanting to leave, but the DJ grants you one last wish; one last song. The roar of the crowd, “ONE LAST SONG, ONE LAST SONG” cause a huge uproar amongst everyone in the room. And then the music erupts once again, carrying you through to the very end of your dance on the same level of happiness at which you started out the night with and you want to soak up every minute that you can of it.
Taking your shoes and gathering your friends at the end of the night, you all start walking out to the exit but right before you leave you take a glance back at all the shimmering confetti that has finally settled, the lights that have finally settled and you see the aftermath of one of the greatest night’s that your high school has ever had.