Homecoming in the late 70's early 80' meant a prade and floats and theme days. There was a dance but it was pretty casual. Oh and the powder puff football came with the guys dressed in drag. And a huge bonfire with a snake dance through town. And it was always colder then anything because this was in the UP of Michigan in October which meant it could snow at any time.
Grad night back then was drinking beer on beach, which is why you all have grad nights now. Your parents thought back to what they used to do and went "omg we could have died"
Prom themes were based on songs. One prom I went to was "Love is in the Air" with sort of a roman theme to the decorations. Totally forgot what the senior prom was that I went to....clearly it meant alot to me. :rolleyes: