Photo: How many proms can one young man attend?
Drive carefully through Belmont this afternoon as vehicles will be parked along roadways as residents 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 occurring?
Nope, the gawking today is connected to an annual occurrence in which many teenagers are transformed from ultra casual to totally chic in Belmont’s version of “Fashion Week.”
Today is Belmont High School Senior/Junior Prom. It is also the final day of school for this year’s senior class.
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. Get there early for the best seats.
The students will then head into the high school’s cafeteria for the “once over” by school officials before boarding buses to take them to a ritzy hotel in Newton for a night of dancing and fun.