Sunday, September 15, 2013

Senior Drive In

My entire adult life has been spent teaching and coaching in high school. As a result, I am intimately familiar with many of the teen rites of passage, which are remarkably, or maybe not so, unchanged from the first day I set foot on this campus. The campus, however, has undergone changes which render it unrecognizable to many alumni who return after years of pretending they just "hated" high school. One of the rituals is the so-called "senior drive-in." The seniors get dressed up, many representing what is currently au courant in their world, and drive in the fanciest cars they can get their hands on around the school, eventually park and find all manner of reasons why they can't get to class in a reasonable amount of time. The administration does a "nod nod, wink wink" because this tradition is completely harmless compared to others that had to be put to rest. We can see the Duck Dynasty poster on one car. What's with the popularity of that? Oh yeah. I forgot. I'm old. There's also some sort of tribute to the Spice Girls, their "music" blasting out of the car's speakers. The bottom group has me flummoxed. Good fun though. Sony RX 100 for all snaps.

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