To go to high school reunion, or not to go…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Should I go? Did you go?
    Yes, go! : (15 votes)
    7 %
    No, stay home. : (30 votes)
    14 %
    I went. : (10 votes)
    5 %
    I didn't. : (38 votes)
    17 %
    I don't plan on going. : (31 votes)
    14 %
    Wait until the 10-year. : (37 votes)
    17 %
    Go to the amusement park instead! : (47 votes)
    21 %
    Go, but leave husband at home. : (5 votes)
    2 %
    Go, and drag husband along. : (9 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    3673 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    My high school had a five-year reunion as well. I was living in Japan at the time, but even if I had been in the country, I would not have gone. What the heck is the point of a five-year reunion? I imagine most conversations would have gone something like this:

    “What have you done since high school?”

    “Oh, you know, college, you?”

    “Yeah, same.”



    But I hated high school, and the very few people I’ve wanted to keep in touch with, I have, so I really didn’t see the point.

    Post # 4
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

    I think my HS did a 5 year reunion, but I wasn’t invited. I got an invite to my 10 year though and am going in August. My senior class was HUGE and I didn’t know a lot of them. I just want to go just to go. I don’t have Facebook, so maybe I’ll run into someone I might want to reconnect with. I’m bringing my FI… he’s a good sport about it.

    Post # 5
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i went to my 5 year. i went specifically to see a handful of people (out of 270ish people in my graduating class), and left once i’d said hi to people. i didn’t want to see most of the people i graduated with, but i knew i’d regret it if i didn’t go.

    that being said, i think that a 5 year reunion can be hit or miss. most people have JUST graduated college, and haven’t really settled into life. and most haven’t changed much.

    my 10 year is this year. i’m half excited, half dreading it. again, there are certain people that i want to see, but others that i could care less about.

    Post # 6
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    A 5 year reunion is pretty pointless. I’d skip it and go do something more fun. Maybe the 10 year one is worth it for you if you’d like to revisit that part of your life. I hated high school, and so didn’t go back for my 10 year, and don’t plan on ever attending a reunion.

    Post # 7
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Regina Phalange:  +1

    A 5 year reunion just seems silly to me. Wait for the 10 year, and go enjoy the amusement park!

    Post # 8
    114 posts
    Blushing bee

    I didn’t go to mine (or the 10 year one) because five years isn’t that long. How much will have really changed for any of you? Besides, like you said, I’m FB friends with the people I’m interested in knowing about, so I have no real desire to go meet up wih people who I don’t remember or was never friends with. I think reunions get a lot more interesting at the 25+ mark.

    Post # 9
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think a 5 year is way too soon. I would maybe go to a 10 year reunion.

    Post # 10
    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    we didn’t have a 5 year but had a 10 year and i went. it sucked because it was at a small bar with loud music so you couldn’t really talk to anyone. now that facebook is popular, i keep up with everyone on there. i’m not sure if we’re going to have any more reunions. i would consider going as long as the venue is better.

    Post # 11
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My 20 year reunion (yikes!!!) is next month and I’d definitely pick going to an amusement park over the reunion.

    Post # 12
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @pinksunshine:  Haha, my 20th is next year.  If I lived in the area I’d probably go if I had nothing else interesting.  But I can’t see traveling 800 miles to talk to people I didn’t care enough to keep up with.  Like others, I kept up with several and I can’t really think of anyone I’d like to see I don’t keep in touch with.  I’m more interested in how the few great teachers I had are doing.

    Post # 13
    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Meh, I think it’s up to you. Will there be a free bar?

    … sounds awful, but I would definitely go if there was a free bar Embarassed

    Post # 14
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Five years is nothing really. Most of those people will just be graduating college I’m sure. I would wait.

    My ten year reunion was two years ago (small school, class of 30) and I didn’t go to that either, mostly because it was poorly planned and I didn’t have the time. I might go to a 15 year reunion (my school does annual reunions but features certain classes) or so depending on where life is at that time. I am not too close with many people from HS so it doesn’t really interest me. IF I do go I want to bring the bitchiest friend I have…that will make things interesting. 😉

    Post # 16
    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    5 year reunion? nightmare. don’t go.

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