So. 10 year high school reunion.

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Stace126:  I didn’t go to my tenth. I didn’t really stay in touch with anyone from my year and I figured if I hadn’t wanted to talk to them for 10 years, I’m not going to spend $90 to talk to them that night. I did go to the after party at someone’s house, though. That was only because my cousin who was a year younger than me really wanted to. That was fun- very laid back. Got to catch up with people. Had super awkward conversations with some very drunk people (Me: “Oh! C…. nice to see you! What have you been up to?” Her: “Got knocked up by a Mexican guy who left me and am now a broke single mom. You?”). I have a few years to go before my 20th but I seriously doubt I’ll go. 

I went with my SO to his 25th a couple months ago and it was kinda fun. People were very nice and obvious trying to have lots of fun. The liquor helps 🙂

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Stace126:  I went to mine last summer, it was okay. I wasn’t too interested but figured it might be cool to catch up with some people. Honestly it wasn’t bad, and it was good to catch up with most people. I remembered everyone’s name so that was a plus. It was interesting most of the “popular crowd” stayed at their table and didn’t mingle with everyone else. Some did. I wasn’t part of the popular crowd, I didn’t really belong to one crowd, I got along with everyone pretty much and was in a few different groups of friends. Not a ton of people showed up, but it was one of those things where I didn’t want to regret not going/ Thankfully my FI went with me, so it wasn’t as arkward as I thought it would be. We had a little arkwardness when no one sat at our table so it was odd, I ended up just moving to another table to be social instead….

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I just went to my 10th and it was pretty disspointing. Our 5 year I guess had been asedsom (I was very pregnant so I din’t go). So I thought the 10th would be good too. It was just like high school, everyone still hung out in their cliques and with facebook we all new everything about each other anyway. Maybe 20 will be better:/

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

My husband and I went to mine last month and it was actually pretty good. We just sat to the side with the art nerds and watched all of the preps strut.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

I haven’t been to any of my HS reunions. I don’t see the point as it is usually full of people wanting to either show off about how great their life is or show the popular kids what a success they became. I think unless you went to a super small and close knit school and those people are still in your life it really isn’t much more than a dog and pony show.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I didn’t plan to go to mine and then it was canceled because not enough people bought tickets. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m recently moved back to the area I went to high school in. I’m still friends with most of the people I liked in highschool, so it’s not like I’d reunite with my old best friend at a high school renion. Those people are still my best friends! Also, I run into people all the time who I apparently went to school with, and I never remember anyone! Not the names, not the faces. I feel like going to a reunion would be a very long night of trying to pretend that I remember people when I have no clue who they are! And come on, with the facebook thing, I really don’t see the point. It’s so easy to keep tabs on people with that dang website!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

mine is next weekend (saturday). i feel the need to go. i don’t know why.

there are a handful of people i’d like to see. and a lot more that i’d like to not see.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We went to DH’s 10th (mine’s not for a while longer).

Only one of his good high school friends was there, but we had a GREAT time!

Aside from the chick who kept hitting on DH and his friend at the bar (I was pregnant and the friend’s wife were pregnant, so we were sitting at a table like 5 feet away)

But then the friend’s wife and I bonded over our mutual dislike of that chick! We definitely had fun!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Stace126:  I loved my high school reunions- especially the 10th.

The best part was that almost all of the “in crowd” had done almost nothing with their life compared to the average student. Guess they were too used to having life handed to them on a platter.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I didn’t go to mine.  I was living 1000+ miles away at the time and it was too much of a hassle to fly home so I just skipped it.  I already know what most people are up to thanks to Facebook and had no interest in seeing their faces in person after all these years!  

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Haha at least you got the invite; I found out about my 10 year reunion from pics on Facebook, after the fact!  I mean, yeah, my name changed, but I was still FB friends with a lot of these people and my mom still lives at the address I lived at when I graduated.

Honestly, I don’t know that I would’ve gone anyway. I don’t talk to a single soul from my graduating class; even my best friend graduated the year before me, and I talk to more people from her class and a few classes before her.  But hey, OP, at least you made the guest list! 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I went to mine, but it was just people hanging out at a bar.  The class presidents tried to plan one that would have cost $45 for just food and no drinks, and no one wanted to go.  So we just planned to meet up at a bar…there were probably about 20 of us.  Our graduating class was 250 so yeah…  But it was fun.  It was nice to see everyone who was there (I was pretty much friendly with all of them in high school) and catch up.  

I wonder if reunions are going to become obsolete because of Facebook.

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