Buzz·Posted on 3 Aug 201618 Ways Australian Formals Are Very Different To American PromsProm Queen? I don't know her.by Tahlia PritchardBuzzFeed Staff, AustraliaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Your date didn't pick you up, corsage in hand. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com And if you went to a Catholic high school, NO DATES. 2. In fact, you probably just rocked up with your friends. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 3. Though some people had entrances that were better than others. Supplied Yes, that is a fire truck. 4. High school formals didn't have a super cool ~theme~. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF CW Winter snow ball? In summer? Doubtful. 5. So the decorations weren't exactly... exciting. Gyan Yankovich / BuzzFeed A background and some roses if you were lucky! 6. It was highly likely that no one was spiking the punch, like they do in American films. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX Mainly because the punch doesn't exist. 7. So unless you were already 18 and could legally buy drinks at the venue, most formals were pretty damn dry. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bravo 8. There was no such thing as Prom Queen or King. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX 9. Actually, if there were any awards at all, they weren't exactly much to brag about. Facebook: tahlia.pritchard 10. Most of the time, you were just sweating in your dress or suit. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FX 11. The teachers made a lot of boring speeches before the thought of music was even introduced. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF E! 12. Most of the dancing playlist consisted of upbeat bangers vs. the slow dances that seem to appear on every prom scene in TV shows. Channel 10 13. There was no such thing as getting a hotel room after for you and your formal date. Paramount Pictures And miss the after-party?! God no. 14. The after-party was easily the highlight of the whole night. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 15. And they were most often held at someone's house, with plenty of Vodka Cruisers and some sort of fire pit. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 16. In reality, your parents would probably drop you off, and pick you up. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Walt Disney Pictures No cool dates in cool cars, everyone was probably too wasted by the end of the after-party. 17. And you'd have to act like you weren't ~that~ drunk. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF MTV 18. But all in all, you wouldn't change the true blue Aussie experience for anything. Heather @hbatchelor04 School formal done and dusted only 3 drunks and 2 were teachers hahaha 12:34 PM - 23 Jul 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Want more proof that Australia is like no place else on earth? Sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up!