Book, “Wonderland: The Story of a Prom”

392682778prhgfm_ph.jpgSeems like Racine Wisconsin (location of the film “The World’s Best Prom”) is not the only town that knows how to throw a Prom!

“Pennsbury High School outside Philadelphia takes its senior prom seriously. No, seriously. Hordes of people in the 73,000-strong local community come out to see the outlandish parade (fire trucks, stretch Hummers) carrying some 1,200 attendants to the school’s red carpet. The 2003 prom is the all-stops-out climax of Michael Bamberger’s deeply affecting Wonderland” EW.com”

Sometimes dreams really do come true. Check out this book about the year in the life of a high school that has at its center the preparations for their Prom. Among the stories of the lives of some of the students and teachers they have a collective dream to have John Mayer play their event. This book brought them the attention they needed for the next year’s Prom to have a memorable ending. Photo, smilez0724

“It was great to get back to the simplicity of just showing up somewhere and playing,” he says. “But the best part is realizing that not a single drop of that moment is going to be lost on these kids. It will be written on their brains for the rest of their lives. It was really exciting. I’m thinking I should start doing six proms a night.” John Mayer

Costa says that even after Mayer made his exit, the students were buzzing for hours. “People came up to me the entire night and hugged me or gave me high-fives,” he says. “The girls were crying and the guys were ecstatic. This stuff just doesn’t happen. It’s too movie-like. For those few moments, it was perfect.”
From Rolling Stone’s coverage of the event.

  • smilez0724’s photos of that special Prom night and John Mayer.
  • Purchase the book on Amazon.com

    Related Links:

  • EW.com’s article on the event.
  • San Francisco Chronicle’s detailed review and article on the book.
  • Rolling Stone’s article about the event.
  • People.com’s story on John Mayer’s Prom performance.
  • Gregg Latterman on VH1 reveals that John Mayer did not even go to his own Prom.
  • Yahoo Music’s mention of the Mayer Prom appearance.
  • Pennsbury High School’s Website
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