So there’s a high school reunion coming up in the near horizon. It’s at a bar / restaurant type setting, on a Saturday night and it will only be 3.5 hours long. My drive to the location is approximately 2.5 hours, one way.
I will be attending, no doubt, accompanied by my hottie husband. I am very excited to see a lot of people whom I haven’t seen since graduation!!! I missed the last two reunions and I’m not going to miss this one, especially now that we live closer to the location.
However, I cannot dismiss the feeling of uncertainty. Firstly, I don’t know how it works or how it is organized, since I have never attended one. Secondly, it’s at a bar, for 3.5 hours. The setting and length of time leads one to believe it’s more of a “tweetup” than a high school reunion.
I can just envision it: casually walking into the bar, greeting people awkwardly, and engage in small talks with a few people about what you do for a living, how many children you have and before long, you’ve had a couple of drinks… and then it’s all over. 3.5 hours can go by real fast.
You didn’t meet or talk to a lot of people. You didn’t even have the opportunity to get an overview of how many and who, out of the 400+ kids who graduated with you, all came to the event, let alone do any catch ups. The rare few that hangs around after it’s long over are laughing and talking amongst themselves. Obviously already in a clique and thoroughly engaged with each other. Leaving little room for you to join in.
Just like old times.
I AM excited! At the same time, I don’t want to have too much expectations.
Maybe I’ve watched too many high school reunion movies, and am expecting to see a live band, ex-geeks rolling up in a fancy limo, frocks of the 80’s, rolled up sleeves / pant legs, and party until dawn. Or at least until our big sprayed hair loses its form.