With my Prom around the corner, I wanted to get this off my chest.
I mentioned that I have a kind of crazy ex who can't let go before, and I'm worried that he'll drive the ~300km separating us to come to my Prom.
Prom here is different, you usually don't go with a date but with your friends - and yet I fell for someone who I would have loved to take me to Prom. He won't, we got in a big fight, which is not okay, but I decided that it'll be fine.
#1: Nobody cares
Again, in Austria, people don't really go to Prom with a date but with their friends, to enjoy the atmosphere, to dance, to drink, to have fun.
#2 Dancing is more important than who you're with
At Prom, most people will come to look good or dance.
#3 My Prom won't be scandalous
One of the Proms had Micaela Schäfer, who is a famous model, strip.
You can see Schäfer in the last 40-50 seconds of the video below.
#4 Most go to these Proms because of the atmosphere - and to drink
Thanks for reading, feel free to share your thoughts on prom, drinking, prom dates, promposals and the like below!
These are not proms but regular parties in rural areas. However, people behave similarly at proms, just a little tuned down.
Just look at these videos, especially 1:07 in the first one and 1:21 in the second one.
This looks bad, but it makes sense, drinking is important in Austria and I've never heard anyone other than myself voice concerns about Austrian drinking culture.
To Americans and Australians, this probably sounds like people here are always drunk, and to be honest, many start going out at 14 and have access to alcohol earlier than the legal drinking age.
Austrian drinking culture is an actual problem. We can start drinking beer and wine at 16, and hard liquor at 18.