Party in the U.S.A., My Humps, Low, What Makes You Beautiful, Turn Down For What, Say So and abcdefu were just some of the many songs played at the Twin TOLO of 2022. It was held in the AHS commons on Saturday, March 26th, at 8:30 pm through 11 pm.

The theme this year was decades: pick a decade (90’s, 40’s, 700-480 B.C.…) and go all out. The ’70s and Western were big, with runner-ups being 80’s and 50’s. I went with the early 2000s, saw someone who went with 2020, which was interesting.

When they say, the front of the school, I thought, “Oh, so, like in the front, like where the double doors are.” Aha, nope. They meant where the AHS commons were, which makes sense now that I’m thinking about it.

Kids were lifted up in the air and held up by over 260 teens’ hands. One nearly fell headfirst, and that’s when our wonderful principal Williams put an end to that, which is for the best. 

Around 10 pm, the slow dancing songs started playing. Trying to get one of my friends to slow dance with this guy she likes was impossible. Another lovely friend of mine swooped in and took a chance with a guy, and they were so cute it was hard not to get excited for them. Can’t forget all the queer couples I saw, with their 50’s and 80’s and 70’s outfits. 

Can we just take a minute for the guys who dressed up as literal roman or greek gladiators? Can’t forget the dude in the Toga. Me being a geek for the Greeks and wanting to eat ramen with the Romans was absolutely in love with their costumes. 

Gotta give it to the person who started the Conga Line, that was fun, even though the line kept stopping every 6 seconds..but I mean, with over 260 students, what can you do? Hold an air horn and go, “Beep beep! Coming through!”? I don’t think you can do that. 

Needless to say, Twin TOLO was really fun, and entertaining. Bouncing from one friend group to another, busting out moves in the middle of the dance floor with people formed in a circle, singing, well, more like shouting at the top of your lungs, to the many popular songs that were played, making truces with frenemies, is what I expected High School dances to be like.

AHS did not disappoint.

Kaylin Frost

--She/Her-- --Junior--

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