Revising one’s high school history ranks pretty close to the top of my personal Big List of Lame Shit, but I must admit that this 826NYC benefit, ambitiously titled The Prom You Were Promised, looks like it might be worth both the $25 cover charge and the toll it’ll take on your self-respect. (Get over it, people—those days are over and are never coming back!) Your MC for the evening? Saturday Night Live alum Leo Allen. Your musical entertainment? Vampire Weekend, Hercules and Love Affair, and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, each turning in a separate DJ set. And the dress code? “Your old gown/tux/suit, or the jeans and sneakers you wished you’d worn,” according to the 826NYC site. Good times await—just don’t forget to come back to the future.

Thu., May 21, 9 p.m., 2009

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