Friday, August 24th, 2012
at Palais Royale
9:30pm | 19+ | $30
We are all out of advance tickets.
Don't fret: There will be 100 tickets at the door!
After 10 successful years, this beloved Toronto tradition is coming to an end. This year's edition will be the final Fake Prom. To celebrate the end of an era, we will be going out with a splash! do tell!
We are resurrecting the most classic prom theme of all time: Enchantment Under The Sea. We are putting a siren call out to all mermaids, mermen, sea captains, pirates, starfish, and octopii.
Everyone is invited to take the plunge into the enchanted underwater kingdom at the Palais Royale. Whether you're a Nemo, naiad, coral or clam, you'll find something to get your sea legs on the dance floor.
Have your prom portrait taken in the interactive prom arches. If you are a brave Barnacle Bill or Barnacle Betty, you can sign up for a Fake Date (blind date).
All of this will be capped off by an excellent performance by a blast from the past - the first ever Fake Prom band – doing a series of cover songs inspired by proms of the past.
Fake Prom is exactly what it sounds like: an annual dress-up party that mimics the look and feel of a high school graduation formal dance... but is a complete fraud! go on..
Not sanctioned by any official scholastic institutions or learning organizations, Fake Prom is a counter-culture alternative to the uptight rigidity of those stuffy old "real" proms.
So don't worry about all of the boring stuff involved in attending an actual prom (tedious things like studying, learning, earning a high school diploma and, of course, not being legal drinking age), just come out and dance the night away.
Fake Prom is open to anybody and everybody who wants to get dressed up in a killer ensemble and spend an evening dancing to some classic prom tunes.
Everything you'd expect from a real prom is featured at Fake Prom: we've got interactive photo booths where you can get your photos taken; there are open nominations for Fake Prom King and Fake Prom Queen; you can even sign up for a Fake Date from our Matchmakers.
We even have a Fake Prom Band - a bunch of Toronto's scruffiest indie rockers, scrubbed up and covering a bunch of hit songs from proms of the past.
On top of all this, each Fake Prom is unique. Every year, we have a different theme and people are encouraged to dress up to theme. Themes in past years have included:
- Futuristic sci-fi:
Out of this World!
- Raucous wildlife:
Welcome to the JUNGLE!
- Mysterious film noir:
Dial "F" for Fake Prom!
- Rough and tough wild west:
Fake Prom Rides Again!
- Celebrity tabloid:
A Red Carpet Affair
*Fake Dates are closed for the year. But I'm leaving the questionnaire up because it is funny!
(Guys, guys, where’s the foghorn sound? You can’t find it? Fine, I’ll just start…) ALLLLLLLL ABOARD!
Team FakeProm is looking for a few good seamen and seawomen to enlist with our team of dating oceanographers - Are YOU brave enough to join?
We are looking for potential team members who would like partners to explore the undersea paradise that is Fake Prom together as a Fake Date squad of two. Experienced Fake Date sailors and novice landlubbers are all welcome on this journey!
All we need from you is your commitment to attend Fake Prom and for you to fill out the Fake Date Questionnaire below. After this preliminary data collection, our Fake Date scientists will consult the most recent ocean current readings, sky charts, weather forecasts and a lot of other technical mumbo jumbo to determine the best possible Fake Date squads.
In the days leading up to the big splash, we will contact you and your new teammate so you can coordinate your trip through this aquatic world of wonder! Aren’t you curious to see who and what will bubble up?
You may decide to meet up beforehand and coordinate outfits or maybe you just want to save each other a dance for some point during the evening. Fake Dates are really just a fun and pressure-free way to meet someone you don't know. As much as we would like it, you are under no obligation to fall in love/hold hands/schedule your next shore leave together.
The Fake Prom Committee is always excited to see fresh new faces come and partake in the festivities. Drop us a line with any questions you may have or any ideas of things you'd like to see at Fake Prom!