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    Would you ever go to one? Have you gone to one? What was it like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glycerine View Post
    Would you ever go to one? Have you gone to one? What was it like?
    I'm going to my 25th on Saturday night. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Should be fun, though. I went to my 15th reunion, and it was neat to see how everyone had changed, as well as where they had ended up -- jobwise, familywise, kidwise, etc. Plus, people really deepen as they become adults (hopefully), and anyone showing up at the reunion actually wants to be there... so typically it's a great time. All the crap from school has become irrelevant, and usually only the connection points remain and are discussed.
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    I haven't gone to mine (I haven't been invited either) but I have gone to my husband's. His was a much smaller graduating class than mine so it was a weekend thing. The adult cocktail dressup thing Friday night. Cookout/picnic on Saturday. I think it was fun. He met up with old friends and fortunately, they all stay in touch now.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    I didn't go to my 10th - mainly (or at least in large part) because I live on the other side of the world and it didn't coincide with a visit home. I certainly wasn't going to go just for that.

    I don't think I missed a great deal. Only one of my good friends who I'm still in touch with went. He told me a bit about it, but I think a lot of the people who were there were people I barely knew at all - it was a big high school. So it might actually have been a bit pointless and awkward.
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    My class had the nerve to have a five year reunion, so I went drunk and harassed everyone. It was a good time.
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    By and large, I didn't even want to see these people when I was in High School, and the few exceptions are highly unlikely to attend, anyway-so no.

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    I think I might rather take a dip in sulfuric acid.

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    my class had a 5 year reunion which I avoided in a manner that one generally reserves for activities like "posing as a live nude model in the state penitentiary"... I do believe that I was spending my time being completely wasted and a total mess at that stage

    my 10 year is coming up in less than a year and I have plans to avoid that as well... there's just not enough people that I actually CARE about ever seeing again in my life

    the man did not graduate from high school, so I will NEVER be dragged to one of his reunions, which somehow sound less horrifying than attending one of my own anyways (nobody can say "remember that time you punched your best friend in gym class?" )
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    Our class had a 10-year reunion that I specifically avoided (not hard, as I don't live closeby), and a 20-year one a couple of years ago that I did attend. It was interesting, but not particularly "fun" (it was a bit awkward -- which frankly isn't too unusual for me :p). Most of the people that I knew and liked in high school weren't there, so it was mostly talking to a few people I barely knew, and in some cases, people I graduated with but never knew at all.

    On the other hand, it did bring some things forward... the fact that even though I'd not seen anyone there for almost 20 years (the exception being my sister), and didn't particularly have many close friends there, it really did feel like it was a group of the people I "grew up with". That sense of shared-community was surprisingly pleasant, even if I probably won't ever see/speak to most of them again. And of course, for those people I did know a little bit, it was interesting to see what they'd been up to for the last 20 years.

    I'm not certain I'll go to another one. If there is a 25th one, it would be in a few years, and a 30th would be in 2019. I might be tempted, but overall I'm a bit embarrassed about how my life has turned out, and don't really care to discuss it a lot with people who expected more from me. If I go, it'll be because my sister or my one remaining friend-from-highschool-I-still-talk-to (who said he'd attend 20 and then didn't) pushes me to go. So, it could happen. Or not.
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    I just got back to the hotel from my 25th.

    it was okay. as it was, I wasn't close to a lot of people from my high school, and I came from a rural area so a lot of the people in my class kind of never left the area, and I was one of the ones who moved on to college and the bigger world. (Plus, I was just realizing tonight had much my identity issues really prevented me from getting close to anyone, really.... even the people I had spent the most time with).

    Ironically, I spent most of the night hanging with my first love, the person I thought I would marry at the time (oh, four-month whirlwind romances!) That just cracks me up nowadays, since we lost track of each other so many years ago and now we're friends and see each other from time to time. If it wasn't for each other, we'd have been bored tonight. I had a few other people I got to have longer conversations with too. But most people either didn't know who I was, didn't know what to say to me if they did, or vice versa.

    The weirdest moment was having this woman who I remembered but didn't recall her name, who I NEVER talked to in high school, and who was dirty dancing with a guy who was married to someone else and even dancing with the wife that way (so that my friend and I were discussing it and laughing, like wth is going on?) looked at me and asked if I wanted to dance. I thought she was talking to someone behind me, but then she came over to me. I was a little confused, but i did find out she went swinging at a local gay club (so now I was wondering if she was seeing if I wanted to be picked up, lol!) In another weird coincidence, she lives only a few blocks from my kids, in a city 1.5 hours from where we went to school together. But... alas, I'm not a swinger, I am not much of a dirty dancer, and I am not into women, even though she was a very good dancer and I think many of the men were watching her (she really know how to move her bod). I'm also not used to people noticing me, so I don't even know what to do when they do

    It was nice to touch base with a few people in my class. I think it would have been better if I had just been closer to people, but there were only about 30 out of 150 people there, and I didn't really have any close friends except for the two I sat with.

    My biggest wish is that I would have had a bf to take along, it just would have made it better. Going solo is kind of lonely at times, and it's even worse coming back to a hotel room alone. I shouldn't be sitting here in a hotel room typing on the internet at 11:30pm, I should be having... much more interesting things to do! Alas.

    Someone said they blew all of our class funds on this party. I guess the next would be our 50th, so I figure if any of us are still around, we can foot the bill ourselves. No worries.

    Oh yeah, this is hilarious: I was talking in the hall because I couldn't hear due to the dance music? Well, a group of ten old people (I would have guessed around 70-75 agewise) crowded into the entrance to our party, looking around, then went in. I remember being annoyed, like, "wth are you doing? this isn't your reunion, you've got the wrong room." Well, later I was talking, found out these people were at their 50th reunion, and that they crashed our party to go in and dance on the dance floor because they didn't have dance music at theirs. Better yet, these old people (remember, in their early/mid-70's) had the DJ put on the Rolling Stones and were all in there dancing... and then they danced to some more recent tune by Enrique that my friend told me was the uncensored version, so he sings about fucking his girl instead of just making love.

    I wish I had been inside to see that. That would have been the best part of the night, to see them dancing. I was no longer irked, I thought they were pretty cool.

    At least the food was good.

    EDIT: Oh, the other great story? My friend went to get drinks and came back and said the bartender (some young blonde thing in her 20's) was stoned or drunk. I was a little skeptical, but someone else independently came back and said the same. My friend went back to get us both drinks and came back saying the bartender was leaning on the bar (a small wheeled one) while doing the drinks, so that it was moving, and had to look at the drink list to figure out the basic pricing. Better yet, the drinks were pretty much all booze -- my cranberry vodka was pretty much all vodka and only hit with a splash of cranberry so that it looked red. I didn't want to bitch, since it places like these usually you get ripped off, and here I was getting more than my money's worth. Everyone who came back with a drink said it was almost pure booze. ROFL.

    The bartender was also getting in front of the bar and dancing too, in a drunken stupor. It was hilarious to watch. She was so sloshed.

    Later my friend went into the bathroom, and she said the bartender came in, got on her knees, and started puking in the toilet. Totally puking. My friend went to management and said the bartender was completely blitzed and kissing the porcelain god, and the management instead of getting mad, just said, "Oh my goodness," and sent to send someone in for her. The reaction seemed more like it had happened before, lol. So we got a new bartender, but the drinks weren't nearly as good after that point. Meh.
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