We were elected queen of our prom, but it turned out to be a malicious trick: one of the mean girls set up a bucket of pig’s blood in the rafters and just as the crowd was applauding the coronation, she dumped it all over me and I got really mad and used my telekinesis to lock down the auditorium and start a big fire and everyone was killed. The end.
ERICA Where she presides: The Gutter, Greenpoint Favorite drink: Ketel One martini
I have to be truthful — yes, I went. I was actually part of the court for the prom queen. But I was out in the parking lot smoking pot when the procession went by. Needless to say, I didn’t get to be the prom queen.
CLARIN Where she presides: Groove, Greenwich Village Favorite drink: Dewar’s and soda
Well, I can tell you that I was usually wearing the most revealing dress there. [Laughs] I actually went to eight proms. My school had two each year, and I went to all of them. Anyone who asked me, I went. Let’s see, there was Skippy, that was his actual name. I called him Butter, for obvious reasons. And there was Alan, Jeremiah, Brandon, Michael… We just went and had fun and got drunk. What can I say? I liked extra-curricular activities.
VANESSA Where she presides: Sette, Park Slope Favorite drink: Jameson
Who wouldn’t want to go to the prom? It’s an excuse to get a $100 dress. [Ed: What was yours like?] Hideous. (Laughs) It was an ugly pink thing. [Other bartender: Did it have ruffles on it?] Oh yeah, ruffles up to my chin. I remember my date, too. Ah, Josh. Sigh.
ANDY Where he presides: St. Mark’s Ale House, East Village Favorite drink: Bud and Jameson
Yeah, I went to prom. Both my junior and my senior. This was in Morristown, New Jersey. After the party me and my buddies went to the shore for the rest of the night. My date was a girl named Pam. I haven’t talked to her since that night. [Ed: Did you know her well?] Oh yeah, I knew her. I had a crush on her. But it began and ended there.
SAM Where he presides: Pete’s Candy Store, Williamsburg Favorite drink: Maker’s Mark
Our high school prom was actually canceled due to lack of interest. I threw a party instead. I don’t know what it was — I guess that year we were just a bunch of really apathetic people.