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Prom 2015: Smooth Sailing

Photo Courtesy Maddie Werner
Prom goers socialize on the boat deck.

Weeks after prom has come to a close, students are still talking about the memories they made on the magical night of Saturday, May 16.

The location this year was on the Spirit of Chicago, a cruise boat docked on Navy Pier that travels around Lake Michigan. Libertyville students had the choice between three floors and whether they would stand inside or outside. The cruise was around five hours long, including dinner and lots of dancing.

“I thought it was really cool that prom was on a boat because it was really different than what LHS has done in the past,” said junior Kristen Luce.

Students enjoyed the scenic route and were able to take pictures with the Chicago skyline in the background. Plus, the boat was smooth and relaxing, unlike what some students  expected.

“The boat was great; very smooth ride, wasn’t choppy. I felt very safe on it and didn’t feel like I was going to tip off,” said senior Jimmy Keefe.

The boat also provided dinner for the passengers, including items like steak, broccoli, chicken, and salad. Students pre-ordered their meals, allowing them to pick whatever they would like. Many students were disappointed in the options but understood the difficulty in feeding such a large number of people.

“The food was pretty good. I know it’s hard to make food for 600 or however many people that went, ” said Luce.

The dance floor was a highlight of the night for many prom-goers. Many students enjoyed the fact that there was multiple dance floors, while others did not. The music was also a concern for some students.

“The music was average, [they] just played like radio songs all night. Which was okay; some aren’t fun to dance to because they were just annoying songs you hear every day,” said Keefe.

Even though some students thought the DJ wasn’t so hip and the food wasn’t the best, the students still had an amazing night they’ll never forget.

    “[It] kind of stinks for younger people who don’t get that same experience that we did. But it was a perfect night. It was beautiful,” said senior Megan Starovich.

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