We want to be hopeful (why else would we go back for more at senior prom after junior-year horror, sophomore Sadie Hawkins dances and frosh hops?) and we're sure there are happy, sweet stories out there (no, really, young ones, we're quite sure your CeeLo-themed night-fantastic will be everything you've ever imagined). But somehow, long after the champagne glasses etched in lyrics from "My Heart Will Go On" have broken, the bad memories remain.
Here, the Shine editors share our worst prom memories and portraits. Actually, it's all pretty funny to recollect. And relieving -- at least we'll never have to crimp our hair or pose with balloons at prom ever again.
Take a peek and then tell us: What's your worst prom story?
We actually love (talking about) prom: