A night at the wax museum

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A night at the wax museum

May 26, 2016

After a long night filled with wax figures and many stairs, my first experience at prom will be a night that will I never forget for all the right reasons.

Madame Tussaud was a very interesting venue for prom that paired well with the theme, “A Night at the Oscars.” Surrounded by the unblinking eyes of actors, musicians, and famous athletes, the venue offered various activities such as casino tables, photo booths and flipbooks for students.

As soon as I stepped through the gates of the venue, there was a nice set up of treats, ranging from chips and dip to mini desserts. Unfortunately, my date and I did not get a chance to try the food because we were stuck inside the museum for most of the night meeting friends and going back to check on the status of our flipbook.

After entering the venue, everyone received a voucher worth $100 of chips, and casino tables were set up for participants to enjoy. My date and I decided to pass on the food and casino games and headed straight into the museum. From there, we were surrounded by wax figurines that I continued to bump into and apologize to all night. We had a great time looking at all of the different figures. Props such as “Grease” jackets and the signature red hoodie of Elliot in E.T. were offered to students to pose with while taking pictures.

There were several other activities to partake in, including wax hand stations, a flip book station, dance floors and the usual photo booth. I decided to make a wax hand since it seemed like a unique activity  and waited in queue immediately. Although two stations were available to sculpt hands, I heard various horror stories of other participants waiting almost two hours for just one hand.

The photo booths took a considerably shorter amount of time, although there were only two stations as well. With the usual variety of feather boas, hats, and sunglasses and four chances to pose.

Students also had the chance to take a six-second video that would be transformed into a cute flipbook after a 15 minute wait, but that wasn’t the case for us. Because of the popularity of the flipbook, my date and I had to wait about 30 minutes before we could get our second book because our flipbook had printing issues.

The two different dance floors played the usual prom music consisting of  loud and popular tunes and was crowded with grinding students. Surrounded by staring wax figures, students danced the night away and I could hear the booming music everywhere in the venue.

Although the crowded floors did cause some uncomfortable bumping and tripping over my peers, prom exceeded my expectations. The long lines as well as numerous flights of stairs did cause me to suffer a bit, but that’s probably just from my inexperience with the torture device known as high heels (although my date despised the stairs and lines as much as I did after four hours). The highs outweighed the few negative aspects and I can’t wait to see what the class of 2018 comes up with next year, regardless of whether or not I’ll be attending.

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