This Flickr contributor simply labels this post: “Butch’s Prom.”
I love this photo for about 900 millionteen reasons, but I think the main reason is because this couple looks great. They look happy, and happy to be together, and perfectly pleased with their prom outfits ZOMG AS WELL THEY SHOULD BE.
This is one of those rare photos where the couple — despite being all decked out — still look exactly like themselves.
Bow tie the size of Butch’s face? Dude, totally. Is his date wearing a bra? Who cares.
Did they stay clean and sober all night? AHAHAHAHA.
But would you? If you had to exist as a teenager in a world where faux wood paneling was celebrated, where brick and dried straw jutting out of vases was the height of home fashion, and where your TV weighed as much as your car? I think not.