Prom (from "promenade") is a social rite of passage among high school students, usually at the end of senior year. The black-tie event marks the ending of high school as a celebration of friendships and years dedicated to learning and growing up. Prom has also been the setting of hijinks and other pranks as students take funny prom photos or show up with outlandish dates.
Prom dates may be romantic sweethearts or platonic friends, and LGBTQ+ students may take same-sex prom dates. Groups of friends often travel together to and from the prom in stretched limousines rented for the evening.
Sometimes, the big night also includes celebrity prom dates. Or even cardboard cutouts. This is going to get weird.