texas traditions: homecoming.
as i was grocery shopping the other day, i came across this lovely display:
texas lives and breathes football. period. so as you can imagine, homecoming is an intense tradition in high schools across the state.
my high school was no exception.
on monday of homecoming week (yes, WEEK) the principal always announces the dress up days that are supposed to rile us up for the big game.
does your school have camo day??
yeah, i didn’t think so.
camo + the skinny arm = fantastic.
(is the flex arm position the boy version of the skinny arm??)
also note the work boots.
realizing that i was home during the thick of homecoming season, i searched high and low for some incredible pictures that would really capture the spirit of the festivities. the following photographs were taken during everyone’s favorite event: the homecoming carnival.
now the carnival takes place during school hours and if i remember correctly, all class periods were severely shortened and lunch periods were lengthened so you could have extra time in the courtyard where there was food, a number of games, and other spirit activities.
at the end of the day, of course, there was also a pep rally, which i routinely (and illegally) skipped. what a rebel.
except your senior year, when you get an all white mum. and a burger king crown that is painted silver.
note the black and white mum to the right. protest? goth? whats going on there?
i never, ever, wore a mum.
girls go crazy over this mess. ribbons oftentimes had silver lettering bearing your name, the name of your date to the dance on saturday, the name of your school, and chants for your team/against the other team. in the center of the
chest plate flower, there would usually be a bear or little plastic cutouts representing you (i.e. music notes, ‘senior,’ etc.)
mums get ridiculously large, and were strategically pinned… yet they always tore everyone’s clothing.
and did i mention the cow bells?
yes, girls would have cowbells attached to the bottom of their ribbons and the friday of homecoming sounded like we were in the middle of a pasture, wrangling cattle.
it was horrifying.
see the girl along the right hand side of this photo? the one not wearing a mum, or even school colors?
why yes, i do need a sash of mum.
yet 100% hilarious.
WHOSE BABY IS THAT?