Yesterday(09/29/2017) was Homecoming and I thought – I have nothing to do, just write a Blog post. And here we go, my Homecoming Blog Post!
We (Elena, Guiliana & me) were looking the whole week for somebody who sells the tickets for the dance – we didn’t want to go to the game because we were sure we are going to lose this game and, because the weather was bad on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we thought it would just be cold and rainy and we wouldn’t have fun. It turned out that Friday was a really sunny and warm, but not hot day. But that didn’t change our decision, we just wanted to go to the dance.
Things we/I thought about the dance, which turned out to be wrong:
- Every girl wears a beautiful dress and the boys wear something more or less beautiful too (This dream was destroyed on Monday in the Homecoming week during the first morning announcement:”The dresscode is causual” – Elena had bought already a really cool dress and I had already decided what to wear!- Thanks.)
- The Hoco(short form for Homecoming) King and Queen would be announced at the dance(even though I already supposed that that might happen at the game itsself) or would at least be there(Okay, maybe they were at the dance but if so, they didn’t wear their “outfits”(dress and shirt + tie))
- it would be dark(er) (-> they probably had the light on so that they(in the room were about 5 teachers and at least one police officer and in the entrance room another 2 or 3 teachers) could see what we were doing)
- there would be more students
- they would play better music ( in the whole 2 hours that the dance lasted, all good songs that we heard were countable on one hand -.-! But I have to say that we didn’t know half of the songs, which could explain why we liked that few songs…)
On the day of the dance we still hadn’t tickets for the dance what made us freak out a little bit, but during lunch a cheerleader came to our table and sold us the tickets – If we had known how easy it would be ‘XD! We decided that we want to meet and do something while everybody else is at the game. First we wanted to go bowling but then we decided to watch Highschool musical instead. So the plan was that they would come over around 7, 7:30!
Then we went to our 5th hour (well before that I went through every of the 8 hallways – 2 hallways for each class were decorated in the spirit of the class – Freshmen Neon, Sophomores Out of Space/Black, Juniors Superheros, Seniors Tropical. The Freshmen hallway was pretty boring, but our hallway was pretty cool(my 2nd favorite)- they turned off the light and put black paper infront of the windows, then they hung up lots of strings of light in white or color! We also had some posters with rockets or aliens! The Junior Hallway was the coolest one – they had big posters with the logo of diffrent superheros and ballons in the same color. They also put black posters on a whole wall and drew some skyscrapers on it. They had some small things with superhero logos hanging from the ceiling and in general it was a really good decorated Hallway. The Seniors hallway was okay. In one of their 2 they pute a blue blanket with turtel figures on it under the lights, which made the hallway seem like an underwater world. On one wall they had waves and then some posters of fishs and other animals.). In Fashion (5th hour) I had to write a test and after that the assembly started(To my German friends – you could maybe compare it to SV Karneval). First the Seniors went to the assembly then the Juniors and so on. I usually stand at the Junior section even though I am a Sophomore because my friends are there! My whole section looked lika a huge group of Emos/Punks or depressed people because 99% wore black(like out of space). As this is the 10th year of Southmoore, they invited some former Homecoming Kings and Queens and then they let all the “nominations” of Homecoming Kings/Queens of diffrent sports in the hall. They all wore some really pretty dresses and I ranked them from the most bautiful dress to the less beautiful one. (Fun Fact: 2 girls wore the same dress – drama! *Not really*)
After that they played some kind of a game and then they presented who wron the “Hallway” contest. Their Ranking (+ my ranking in brackets)
- Juniors (Juniors)
- Seniors (Sophomores)
- Sophomores + Freshmen (Seniors)
And then – the last thing at every Assembly- The spirit strike contest. The aim is to be the loudest class in the contest, thus the class with the most school spirit. And in the first time in forever(A/N Why do I have to thing about that song in Tangled?’XD) the class of 2019(juniors) won! After that there were about 20 to 30 min left, so I went to T&F, but we didn’t do practise!
After dinner Elena and Guiliana came to my house and we watched Highschool Musical, ate half a giant bag of Kettle Corn and watched some funny videos- we had a lot of fun XD! At the end of te movie Kenzie came around too and we prepared ourselfes for the dance. My host dad had an app where he could see the score of the game, and in the 3rd quarted the score was 7-0 for us! We couldn’t belive it! One time we decide not to go and then they win! At that point we regretted that we didn’t went.(Moreover the crowned the Hoco King and Queen there…)
Well at least the game was boring when that was the score…
As we arrived at the dance the other german exchange student came to me and told us that we lost – that was a shock for us… The app hadn’t updated after the 3rd quater and the end score was 7-14 – so we didn’t really missed anything!
The dance itself was kind of boring but we had fun anyway. We danced silly german and italian dance moves, slandered about the DJ and about weird things other people did – like sitting on the floor and dancing as if they would be a ballerina on the stage! XD
Kenzie’s mother picked her up so there were just Guiliana, Elena and me left. We talked (maybe a little too loud ‘XD) about brazilian, italian and german parties and by the time we were picked up there was just a police officer, our headmaster and some weird boys without a ride home left – so we were literally the last people on the party!
Homecoming wasn’t really how I aspected it to be, but it definetly could have been worse!
See you soon,