Why Are Weddings More Fun Than Homecomings?
October 19, 2011
I was asked this very question last Saturday, and to be perfectly honest, I don’t quite know why weddings are more fun than homecomings. I’m going to attempt to walk myself through this; bear with me friends. I’ve been to weddings and homecomings. I’ve enjoyed them both, probably about the same, but there’s just something about weddings that puts them a notch above homecoming, or so my gut tells me.
Maybe, it’s because instead of contending to earn a title of homecoming Queen or Princess, the bride is already the princess in our hearts—as she doesn’t need to earn a title, she just is the bride. One can’t argue that on a wedding day (unless you want to cause trouble, then you could, but then again you’re probably not going to be invited to the wedding, anyway).
It could also be that at weddings, no one is afraid to get up and dance. But at homecoming, everyone is just so new to the whole idea of dancing—thinking, "I don’t want to look silly, so I’ll just sit here and drink punch, best to avoid the whole dancing mess." At least, that’s what I always thought; so I never really attended these dances, just two. At weddings, it doesn’t matter how silly one looks while dancing, it’s family. We have to love them, right? Right! That’s what my mom always told me, at least.
Maybe weddings are more fun because they’re more mature versions of homecomings, as people aren't afraid to dance, and there is no contest for who gets to be the center of attention. Or, maybe it's because as a twenty-something-year-old, it's not creepy for me to be at a wedding. However, find me at a homecoming, and it'd get all awkward, mostly for me! I must mention here that as a twenty-something-year-old, I have never been to a homecoming, unless you count my university's Harvest Fest dance. But that wasn't awkward, just fun. I can’t be certain that weddings are better than homecomings, and really, this all seems somewhat controversial. Guess what, we have a database for that!
It’s the Issues & Controversies database, hosting a lovely variety of 800 hot-button topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture (which it probably would serve me very well in my previous endeavor, but alas, time has run short).
I leave you with these last statements to ponder and wonder on, as I am still scratching my head. I think I just confused myself more.
All I can really say is that dancing is awesome and family and friends are too. Since weddings and homecomings have both, they are equally cool in my book! Maybe, truly, it’s techno dances put on by the school philosophy club that are the coolest. Have no fear, there’s a blog up and coming about this; I’m quite excited.