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Prom Night

So I took my wife to the prom last night.
No, we didn’t go to a high school as chaperones. We went to the 2d Chance Prom that benefits the Kidd’s Kids charity. Dallas radio personality Kidd Kraddick’s charity takes terminally ill kids to Disney World each year, and this event is their primary fund-raiser.
I rented a tux, my bride bought a lovely dress that she’ll get multiple use out of (unlike most prom dresses), and we had a great dinner at Sonoma before heading off to the prom.
Half concert, half dance party, the 2d Chance Prom was a gas. Texas native Jennifer Love Hewitt performed four songs with just an acoustic guitar player accompanying her. This cutie can sing, and she was well received by the crowd. A little over half an hour later, MC Hammer and company took the stage for an eight-song set that capped off with a non-stop medley of his big hits “Can’t Touch This,” “2 Legit 2 Quit,” and “Pray.” I don’t go for the hip-hop scene, but Hammer’s set was enjoyable. It’s amazing the energy he and his crew brought to the stage.
My only druthers are with the DJ’s music selection. Way too much hip-hop/techno/dance remix stuff. We got there before 9, left a little after midnight, and there was only one slow song played the entire time. There’s also plenty of normal pop and rock out there that’s good for dancing. And whoever remixed AC/DC’s “Shook Me All Night Long” to a dance beat should be put against a wall and shot for messing with a classic rock anthem.
All in all, we had a fun time. I’ll post a pic of my gorgeous wife and I when we get our prom pics in a couple of weeks.