This past weekend, many 17- and 18-year-old high schoolers put on their Sunday best and went out for a long-time rite of passage.
Of course, some were met with some humiliating and humorous turn-of-events, from unusual (or torn, or stained) attire choices to awkward photos to displaced DJ selections.
In typical internet fashion, many prom-goers took to Twitter to share their most embarrassing and hilarious moments from what was meant to be one of the greatest nights of their lives.
For some, their fails were all about school missions and discrepancies.
My junior year everyone received champagne flutes with the prom slogan and date on them. Come senior year, it was d… https://t.co/QZCI5UW1A3— JDK81 (@JDK81) 1557850020.0
I was social director so I added “Star Spangled Banner” in the mix for prom song. It won. So that was the prom song… https://t.co/dl5w8pSd5Q— jimmy fallon (@jimmy fallon) 1557849686.0
For others, the night became an example of the typical "ignorance is bliss" team of thought:
@jimmyfallon After becoming prom king, after all the photos and the dance with the queen, my friend pointed out to… https://t.co/iQQJrMMHX5— Grant Hutchinson (@Grant Hutchinson) 1557850439.0
My dad answered the door wearing a flannel top & bottoms, hillbilly fake teeth & a greasy comb over. While I was ge… https://t.co/VtlPoRp4BE— 𝙹𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚊 𝚁𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚢 (@𝙹𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚊 𝚁𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚢) 1557852355.0
I asked a friend to prom, and in the car on the way there he asked me "so....is prom like a dance or something?"… https://t.co/5O3BQsxLKG— Kaylie (@Kaylie) 1557849928.0
And of course, there were the attire dysfunctions and awkward compliments!
@jimmyfallon Sorry Jimmy but I didn’t failed my prom 😂 #promfail https://t.co/0Lj1ev8eRm— Jimmy Beaulieu (@Jimmy Beaulieu) 1557850604.0
I wore my crocs to prom underneath my dress because you gotta be comfy all night on the dance floor #PromFail https://t.co/3nzAbuSX4f— Rachel Pinsky (@Rachel Pinsky) 1557851083.0
@jimmyfallon We drove to my prom, and it was raining. When we got there my date jokingly said “Fetch my umbrella”.… https://t.co/aCDKuvVySf— erik stelling (@erik stelling) 1557850547.0
@jimmyfallon my prom dress zipper broke during dinner and i was stuck in the bathroom half naked until someone brou… https://t.co/ZSEoWr0Bin— Andrea M. Jensen (@Andrea M. Jensen) 1557852695.0
A universal truth: It wouldn't be prom night without a few fails. But it looks like these Twitter users came out the other side with fun memories and grace, even if the night wasn't everything they originally expected.