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17 Prom Horror Stories That'll Make You Feel Better About Yourself

When dancing takes a nasty turn.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the worst thing that happened to them on prom night. Here are the frightening results.

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1. The karaoke vomiter.

We had a karaoke contest at my senior prom. Everyone convinced me to sing. That was fine and dandy because I'm not a horrible singer, but I have really bad stage fright. When I went on the stage and opened my mouth, I projectile vomited everywhere. I got it all over my principal and her husband. I don't think I'll be in any more karaoke contests for a while.


2. The bat attack.

My date and I left prom early to go eat, but when we went back the school was closed. I really had to pee, so my date drove me to the football field to use the outdoor bathroom. Just as I lifted my dress, I discovered a bat - like, the animal - in the stall with me! I came out of the bathroom with my dress still hiked up, and standing right outside was a police officer. My date took me home right after.


3. The dancing disaster.

My date jizzed on my dress while we were dancing, and then he insisted I buy him tobacco afterwards because I was 18 and he wasn't.

—Leslie Buckingham, Facebook

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4. The sneaky mom.

My date ditched me to go drink at the "cool kids'" party and didn't invite me. Years later, I found out my mom went to that kid's house and screamed at him. I have no idea how she got his address though. I was absolutely mortified.

—Melissa Carr-Schlierf, Facebook

5. The rotating bra.

I was stoked for my junior prom; after months of strategic seduction, the guy I liked told me he'd go to prom with me. My dress was backless, so I wore this weird bra that stuck to my boobs. Halfway through our first slow dance, I had butterflies because I knew this was our moment. He leaned down, and I was ready for that kiss. He whispered in my ear: "Dude, your bra is showing really bad." It turns out that the sweaty dancing rotated my bra 180 degrees! I ran into the bathroom, threw it away, and cried for 45 minutes.

—Christine Tezak, Facebook

6. The curse of the black eye.

The night before my senior prom I was talking on the phone, and it fell right on my face. I had to go to prom with a huge black eye.


7. The diarrhea drive.

Before my junior prom, my friends and I went to a Hibachi-style restaurant. I ordered sushi 'cause I thought it'd be easy to not get on my dress. Little did I know that this sushi would give me food poisoning, and cause me to have explosive diarrhea in the limo on the way to prom. My dress was ruined and the limo smelled terrible.

—Callie King, Facebook

8. The woozy fainter.

Someone stepped on my foot with a stiletto heel during prom. I felt a bit of pain but couldn't see it because of my big dress. I walked over to first aid and they told me to sit down. I finally saw the cut on my foot and a large blood clot coming out. Not being good with blood, I fainted. While they put an oxygen mask on me, a very concerned principal came over and repeatedly asked if I was on drugs.


9. The polka dot tanner.

The day before prom I needed emergency surgery for an infected lymph node. I planned on wearing a white dress to prom and begged my mom to let me get a spray tan the night before my surgery. After the halter stickers were removed from my arms, my spray tan came with it. I had white blotches all over my arms and a large bandage on my neck where the stitches were. I was so stressed out that I grew a stye on my eye. But I worked it as best I could – I even wore my hospital bracelets. My prom night was interesting to say the least.

—Erin Farrell, Facebook

10. The futon cheater.

I fell asleep with my prom date on a friend's futon and woke up to him having sex with my friend. I pretended I was asleep throughout the duration of their intercourse. When they were finished, they moved so I that I was stuck sleeping in-between them for the rest of the night. We've never talked about it.

—Ashton Rose, Facebook

11. The tearful hard-on.

I went to the senior prom with my boyfriend when I was 16 years old. After the dance, we both went to his car to make out. While we were getting hot and heavy, he got a little "happy." This was my first boyfriend and I had never dealt with a penis before, so when I accidentally touched it, it startled me. I jumped in the back seat and hysterically cried.


12. The shallow prom date.

The guy I was dating at the time ended up getting prom king. Later on in the night, he dumped me because I wouldn't have sex or give him head. I also ended up cutting my eye with glitter.


13. The pop, lock, and drop it.

I got my appendix out the morning before prom and was discharged from hospital the day of prom, but nothing stopped me from going! I danced a little too hard and ended up popping my stitches, oozing blood all over my dress.


14. The public marriage proposal.

My boyfriend proposed to me in front of all our friends. I was planning to break up with him after prom.

—Leah Kiczula, Facebook

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15. The chicken pox surprise.

Halfway through the night of my senior prom, I broke out from head to toe in a rash resembling the chicken pox. It turned out to be a rare side effect of having mono, which I didn't even know I had. At the end of the night I was planning on losing my virginity to my boyfriend and all I could do was cry because of how I looked.

— Sam Sachs, Facebook

16. The awkward good night.

The dance itself was great! I had a really pretty dress and was there with my boyfriend of nine months. After the prom he drove me home, and I told him I loved him, which we had been saying for a while. He responded with, "I wish I felt the same," and then I started crying. My boyfriend started crying and then he left.

—Ann Marie Itamura, Facebook

17. The bloody BFF.

My best friend unfortunately got her period on prom night. When she got out of the limo, we discovered she actually bled through her pale yellow dress. Nothing says prom like a bloodstain on your dress.


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