Sunday, March 16, 2014

Prom season / MY PROM

!! WARNING !! Picture and information heavy post!

Hi mammoths!

I'm back with an anticipated post. A lot of bloggers post about proms and sometimes I do as well (even though in a very lame way), but as many of you know, this year has been special for me because this year it was me who had the chance to shine at my own prom!

Apart from my own, I have been only to four other proms. I always plan an promise to visit many of them, but then I'm lazy/I have to study (because some of these are on working days!) or I have some other excuse for not going. Some of them were good, some were worse, some of them I don't remember. Because in case you didn't get it yet, the purpose of this very formal and unique event is to get incredibly drunk.

But let's get to the main topic of this post: my prom. I will post some pictures and, if you are from a foreign country, I will try to explain how Czech proms work. 

A prom in the Czech Republic is a formal (well, in the terms of etiquette more of a semi-formal) dance event which is organized by graduating students and is kind of a climax of their studies because after your prom is over, you realize that the only thing left for you in the high school is the graduation itself. It's open to the general public, because the students pay everything themselves and they naturally want to get their money back by selling as many tickets as possible. So basically, you can go to a prom even if you don't go to the same school or if you don't know any of the graduates.

Here, all students are divided to classes within the school and each single class has their own prom. There is a lot of money and hard work behind the organization of the event because there are many things you have to have prepared. Every student has to be involved.

The program

The programs of each prom may vary depending on the school and the city and the students, but the general scheme is always the same.


It's not a rule, but most of the proms are made in some theme. As you may know from the previous post, our theme was Hunger Games. In our city, all the proms start at 7 PM and end at 2 AM, the graduates however have to be there more or less all day to prepare everything, including themselves.




A peek into the dressroom. Graduating girls usually wear evening gowns and the girls-visitors wear cocktail dress. That is one of the possibilities how to recognize a graduate from the visitor. Some of the girls also have their hair and makeup done by professionals. I had my hair done by my hairdresser but I did my makeup myself.


The first thing on the program is usually předtančení, a dance performance to start the evening, which may be performed by the graduates themselves or someone they hired. We had samba!


What follows is nástup, which is basically a promenade in which the graduates first reveal themselves to the public. It's usually very elegant and beautiful, especially girls enjoy it because they can present their dresses.



This usually ends with the students standing in two lines with a red carpet between them. At this moment we also had our video played (full video at the end of the post). Then the principal of the school and some teachers come and starts the main event of the evening, šerpování. Each students name is called, he walks over the red carpet towards the teachers who give him a sash, a glass and usually a flower as well.

 Me on the red carpet. Terrible picture, but hey. I was already a bit drunk and very emotional at this point.

When the students walk on the red carpet, there is a tradition that the public throws coins and confetti at them.



After that, some thank-you and farewell speeches are delivered, the students have a toast and then collect the coins on the floor. You should keep your coins in the glass until you graduate and then spend them on alcohol for your after-graduation party. It brings bad luck if you spend them earlier!



After that, the program is free, people dance, drink and talk like on any other dance. During that time, some more performances may occur to entertain the guests, depending on how much the graduates were willing to spend on this. We had bartender show. They were really good!


The free program lasts until midnight. At 12 PM, the graduates perform půlnoční překvapení, which translates literally as "midnight surprise" and it's - well, already very drunk graduates performing whatever they think is funny to entertain the guests and start the real party, for after midnight, the formal dance ends and starts the disco.

\Here are some of the less embarassing pictures from the surprise

 Right, I am the one with the horse head...


After that, there is a disco until 2 AM. When the prom ends, the graduates and remaining guests move to some club for afterparty where they party until they drop.

That's all about the prom! Here are some more pictures from the evening.

Me and my sister 
 
I don't even know what is this

The girls, lookin fab

And here is the promised full length grad video! Watch me get killed!


That's all for today guys! Congratulations if you have read the whole post.
Would you enjoy such event? How was your prom? How do proms look like in your country/city? Tell me in comments below! 

Love
Stella

17 comments:

  1. Máš krásný šaty, fakt jedny z nejhezčích, co jsem letos viděla!! n_n Tancovali jste taky Fox? :D My jo, ale tu písničku už nemůžu ani slyšet :D

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    1. Awww děkuju :) Jojo, tancovali jsme Fox a Mám rád pěkný holky :D :D s tím foxem to byl blbej nápad, vážně xDD

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  2. Krásný šaty! A vůbec všechny vaše holky měly krásný šaty (hlavně po tom, co se podívám na ples našich maturantů, haha :D). Ale na těch prvních fotkách jsem tě skoro nepoznala. :D <3

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    1. jé mockrát děkuju, i za holky od nás :)

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  3. Prvně musím říct - JSI NÁDHERNÁ. Většinou tě na blogu vidím s takovým (neuraž se prosím :D) pokerfacem, ale když se usměješ, tak je z tebe jiná holka, ještě hezčí! :) Máte suprový fotky. Fakt, nechápu, co naše škola platí za fotografy... -_- celé to prostě vypadá, že to bylo děsně zábavný a úplně mám kvůli těm fotkám pocit, že mi je líto, že jsem tam nebyla :D

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    1. awww ani nevíš jak mě tohle potěšilo :))
      (PS na fotkách to možná vypadá zábavně, ale ve skutečnosti má většina z nás trochu okno, takže popravdě, těžko říct :D)

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  4. Jsi moc krásná! Máš tak dokonalé šaty a nádherný účes! x)

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  5. Ty jo ta tatranka :D
    Hele musím říct že je super, že se u vás ve škole udržuje taková tradice. My jsme se šli ožrat do hospody a pasoval nás náš mistr ze zlatnické dílny na schodech do Domu umění. Stylové, ale bez róby... :/

    A zapíchnuta jsi byla hezky stylově! :D

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    1. tatranka je vrchol umění! :D
      ty jo, fakt? to by mě možná trochu mrzelo, ale když si vzpomenu jaká s tím byla práce a nic z toho, nějaká ožíračka bez pompy by asi taky nebyla špatná :D

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  6. Jeej tvoje segra mela stejny saty jako ja na svym maturaku, akorat ja je mela v prodlouzeny verzi :))

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    1. to muselo vypadat super! popravdě ségře ty šaty trochu závidím

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  7. Hrozně moc ti to slušelo, měla jsi absolutně nádherné šaty! :))

    Mm, tak snad sis ples užila, hele ;D Psycho říkala, že to bylo dost...zajímavé? :D

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    1. moc díky :)
      popravdě se bojím co Psycho povídala :D

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  8. Krasne saty a koukam, jak se maturitaky lisi skola od skoly (i kdyz v mem pripade uz je to skoro i generace od generace (-_-;)).

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  9. So beautiful *0* All like princesses!!



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  10. you look so fabulous ^^
    mind to follow each other?
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    ^^

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