Post # 1
So, my five year high school reunion is coming up this month. Why we do five years instead of ten is beyond me, but that seems to be popular around here. Anyways, I’m debating whether I even want to go or not.
I graduated in a small class, about 30 people, so our class president is doing a cookout at her house, and then maybe go bar hopping afterwards. I have nothing against anyone I went to school with, but I haven’t missed hardly any of them these last five years, nor do I have a desire to go out drinking with them.
That aside, there are a few classmates I wouldn’t mind seeing/catching up with. At the same time, I’m Facebook friends with most, so I know what’s going on in their lives. And I don’t want my husband to get bored while I talk to people (he doesn’t like to talk to people he doesn’t know) Also, my cousin gets four free tickets to an amusement park closeby, and invited me to go (that are only good for the same day as my reunion, as this is through the company she works for).
Opinions on what I should do? I probably won’t make up my mind until the day before, and even if I go I probably won’t stay but an hour or two. Did you go to yours/are you planning on going to yours?
Post # 3
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?”
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
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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
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
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
@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
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
I think a 5 year is way too soon. I would maybe go to a 10 year reunion.
Post # 10
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
My 20 year reunion (yikes!!!) is next month and I’d definitely pick going to an amusement park over the reunion.
Post # 12
@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
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
Post # 14
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 # 15
@Regina Phalange: @crayfish: @somerrae: @FatherTed: @megz06: I agree, five years does seem kind of pointless. The most “remarkable” thing any of us have done, that I’ve heard about, is a handful have gotten married, several have had kids, a few are engaged, and so forth. The only reason I’m even considering going is that I have the day free, and my BFF from school said it’s be weird if I wasn’t there.
@NovaGrey: That’s bad if you weren’t invited! My husband isn’t too keen on the idea, but the girl’s house is maybe seven minutes from where my parents live, so I could always send him there if he gets bored (and I decide to go), and have him pick me up.
Post # 16
5 year reunion? nightmare. don’t go.