RSVP: Fake Prom 2012 & Ticket Giveaway – August 24, 2012

Imagine if your real prom had a solid theme, stocked bars, and people you actually liked? And there was no risk of getting breathalyzed on the way in?

 Welcome to the prom you never had:
Fake Prom

On Friday, August 24th, 2012 at Palais Royale, Fake Prom is ending it’s 10 year run with a splash. This is your last chance to re-live a cooler, drunker, more ridiculous version of your own high school prom fantasy with DJs Dougie Boom and SHIT LA MERDE in addition to the very first Fake Prom Band. One thing is for sure: my date to Fake Prom is guaranteed to be better than my real prom date was (and hopefully not spend the entire night checking his hair in any reflective surface).

Don’t have a date? No problem! There’s no need to look on as your friend’s pose and dance awkwardly with their dates – you can get your very own fake date for the night using the matchmaking services of Fake Prom’s volunteer team. Fill out the questionnaire here to be matched with a fellow sailor or land lubber!

The theme of Fake Prom this year is Enchantment Under the Sea so dig out your sailor hat, seashell bras, and mer-tails or get creative with a zombie Jack and Rose ensemble. Whatever you do, do not procrastinate buying tickets because this event sells out quick!

To creep photos of Fake Prom’s past, check out the Fake Prom Facebook group.

RSVP: To purchase tickets to the last Fake Prom ever visit Soundscapes, Rotate This!, Grasshopper Records and TicketWeb.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door.




To enter, tell me your most embarrassing prom story or moment. Did your date get caught making out with your English teacher or did your dress rip while dancing the macarena? Tell us to win! 

Post a comment below or tag @JamieLeighTO and @FakeProm in a tweet. Do both for a maximum of two entries!

I will draw a winner on Monday July 16, 2012!


Update: The winner of Fake Prom tickets is Shawn Hawaii. See you there, Shawn!

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  1. Michelle N.
    July 13, 2012 / 10:22 am

    I would love free tickets! My gay prom date dumped me for two lesbians (seriously…’cause that’s just me) so I need some good prom memories!

    • JamieLeighTO
      July 13, 2012 / 11:31 am

      You sure do! Hopefully your date this year is a little more faithful 🙂
      Consider yourself entered (with an extra entry for your tweet too)!

  2. July 13, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    Does the embarrassment of never having had a prom count as prom embarrassment? Hooray religious Jewish schools my parents sent me to! (I am being completely serious, never been to a prom…only thing I have to go by for proms is what TV and movies tell me.)

    • JamieLeighTO
      July 13, 2012 / 1:41 pm

       sure does! But it also means that you’ll only have good prom memories from now on.

  3. July 13, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    I never went to my prom cause I had mono right before, talk about some bad prom memories

    • JamieLeighTO
      July 13, 2012 / 1:42 pm

      That is a bad memory! Hopefully you can win and help make newer, happier memories 🙂

  4. July 13, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    After getting prom photos in front of garbage cans in my backyard because my parents weren’t home, I went over to my best friend’s place. Her dog got out of the house so there we were, two teens in white dresses (yes, think of about 300 girls all wearing white to the prom–all girl’s school tradition) chasing her white dog, Bobo, down the street. Awesome. 

    • JamieLeighTO
      July 13, 2012 / 7:19 pm

      Hahah oh no! Prom plans foiled by Bobo! Hope your pictures turned out fab anyway. Entered!

  5. July 13, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    Ok… I have by far the worst prom stories I know. I had a bad time in prom despite the fact that I was “popular”.. check my Facebook feed, I make noise… positively.

    In Grade 12, it was a simple bad prom night. I had just got dumped by my girlfriend of about 20 months, so I was bummed. At the last minute I an 11th grader asked me if I wanted to take her. She was cute, I was bummed so I said sure. We went to prom where I was basically ignored and occasionally danced with. She came with me to the after party where she slept with my friend’s then boyfriend…

    So, I thought in my OAC year (I’m dating myself, but anyway) that I wasn’t going to bring a date and have the time of my life. I was the Social Convenor on Student’s Council, so my job was to oversee the inception of Prom (not really organize it) so why hassle/stress myself. 2 weeks before prom my friend Jess asked me. Jess is a pretty girl, but had a boyfriend so I said no, thinking that he would mind. She asked over the next 3 days saying that he wouldn’t mind. I met him so it’s not like I was a threat, and she had never been to a prom because she went to a private Christian school. I was weak I said yes. We spoke a lot of the next 9 days. Two days before prom I couldn’t get a hold of Jess. Her house, her cell. Nothing. I left a few messages, then more. Finally on the day of prom it was official, I had been ditched. When word got out (quickly) one friend asked me to drive her and her date since my car was empty. So, I became a taxi service, that wasn’t paid.

    The prom was at a Hotel by the Casino in Niagara. There was paid parking there. I needed cash so after I dropped off my patrons I pulled into Duty Free to use the machine. I didn’t realize that you had to cross the border after, in a panic I made a U-turn to the Canadian Booths. After getting to the booths I was grilled about my ID, my dad’s car, my u-turn, my alcohol (which wasn’t mine because I didn’t drink, but luckily I was 19) and my overall border presence by 2 officers before being let go. I drove to the hotel, paid $20 for parking and stomped inside. When I got inside first thing I heard was the Announcement that the Lakeshore Catholic Prom had free parking and to get their tickets validated, the second thing I heard was that I was late and I missed the student’s council pic. This ’cause me to shout out an obscenity and asked to be left alone. I couldn’t sulk for too long because 2 people were having an awful time so I consoled them on their evening. Misery loves company.

    So Fake Prom is my last shot to erase terrible memories from days that weren’t that bad. I have a great date and all I would need are tickets.

    • JamieLeighTO
      July 13, 2012 / 7:20 pm

      That. Sounds. Epicly. Horrible. You DO need a new prom – best of luck!
      And you may want to sign up for a Fake Date – you may have better luck than a date of your own choosing 😉

  6. Jseto
    July 13, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    I really want to go to prom for the first time never went when I went to high school 🙁

  7. Michelle @queenwestgirl
    July 16, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    i had no date to my prom 🙁 my dress was too big as i had yet to develop any lady lumps.. so i had to duct tape myself in to it! our “after party” was held in the basement of the vancouver library (no joke) and there was a pop machine to get drinks from.. that’s it/ that was my prom. my high school reunion was last week and i couldn’t go, so i’d love to attend fake prom to have a way better time! 

    • JamieLeighTO
      July 17, 2012 / 1:56 pm

       Okay, Palais Royale is automatically better than the library basement. Extra entry for your tweet too!

  8. July 16, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    While practicing some swing moves with my friend at the dance, I proceeded into an aerial split and split my pants right on the seem. My back end and thong were exposed for all to see. Good thing I always listened to my mother who always says make sure you wear clean underwear!

    • JamieLeighTO
      July 17, 2012 / 1:57 pm

       And the moral of the story is: no aerial splits at prom. You’re in with an extra entry for your tweet!

  9. July 16, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    Last year, at Fake Prom, my date and I went for dinner in St.Lawrence market. Well, it turned out to be Buskerfest. Being dressed up in a tuxedo and having my date in a very pretty summer dress made us the stick out like a sore thumb.  We even had a senior couple tell us how smashing we looked! It was a fun experience, but also kinda embarrassing having every single person stare at you like you’re crazy! 

    • JamieLeighTO
      July 17, 2012 / 1:59 pm

       You win for least embarrassing story ever – sounds fantastic 🙂 And an extra entry for your tweet.

  10. Ashley @ashleydtl
    July 16, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    I went to 4 proms in high school, so I feel like I should have a lot of really awful stories but its really only the first prom that I went to that was awful.

    My first serious boyfriend in high school was 2 years older than me. He was in OAC when I was in the 11th grade so we went to his prom.

    He was a total ass that night.

    I knew only a few people since I was younger and he kept leaving me to go outside and smoke with his friends. He wasn’t a smoker and I told him that he was being stupid. He told me to stop bossing him around and actually made me cry at his prom! We broke up very soon after…

    My fav prom memory is going bowling after my prom with a big group of friends in our prom dresses. It was awesome.

    So stoked for fake prom!!

    • JamieLeighTO
      July 17, 2012 / 2:00 pm

      Bowling sounds awesome! We all went to McDonalds in our prom dresses which was way less cool. Kudos on ditching the fake smoker and having awesome prom memories after that. Extra entry for your tweet 🙂