The strangest thing happened last night at the Holland Patent Junior Prom… I was behind the DJ booth, mixing dinner songs together for the Class of 2014 when it hit me… Just about this time 20 years ago I was a tall, skinny kid from the Holland Patent area, attending my Junior Prom. 20 YEARS I thought to myself… Wow! I couldn’t dance, I couldn’t sing and I was lucky I found a tux that fit (some things are still the same in 2013!).
Fast forward 20 years and I could see some of the same qualities and fears I had in some of the attendees of the 2013 Holland Patent Junior Prom. 139 students attended this years event, held at Daniele’s Banquet Specialists in New Hartford. The night was built around a Hollywood theme and featured a red carpet, photo backdrop and statues for those named to the Prom Court.
The students started arriving around 7pm and were greeted to a mix of some popular new music and alternative rock songs that you can’t really dance to but are trendy enough to play (artists like Imagine Dragons, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men, DJ Earworm, Cee-Lo Green, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and MKTO to name a few).
Dinner was served station style with a pasta station, carving station and salad station. We played a mix of songs from artists like Taylor Swift, Phillip Phillips, the Band Perry and the most popular dinner song of the night: Bohemian Rhapsody from Queen. Cupcakes were displayed for dessert. The main focus of the evening however was on one thing: dancing!
We opened the party with Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop The Party” and the party went from there. Dance floor favorites included “Thrift Shop”, “I Love It” by Icona Pop, “Wobble”, “Can’t Hold Us” and the “Harlem Shake” to name a few.
You can see the rest of the photos taken by Promo Productions Entertainment from the event online here.