Photo: The pre-prom promenade
Be advised to drive carefully through Belmont this afternoon as residents will be blocking the roadway with their vehicles as others haphazardly cross the street to get a good look at what’s happening.
Are people staring at the aftermath of an accident? Is a natural phenomenon about to occur which residents want a good look?
It turns out the gawking is connected to an annual occurrence in which many teens are transformed from ultra casual to totally chic, having photos taken in front yards or at Clay Pit Pond in Belmont’s version of “Fashion Week.”
That’s because Friday is Belmont High School Senior/Junior Prom.
What is becoming a great annual community event will begin at approximately 4 p.m. as the students attending the big dance will take part in the Pre-Prom Promenade, in which the high schoolers are “presented” before fawning parents, siblings, friends and the public in the Belmont High School auditorium.
The students will then head into the cafeteria (for the “once over” by school officials) before boarding buses to take them to a ritzy hotel for a night of dancing and fun.