The tempers of parents and students flared as many were not admitted into the Sadie Hawkins Dance last Friday night. Although it was established that the dance would start at 7 p.m. sharp, many were not aware of the fact that the doors would close an hour later. As a result, many expectant ticket holders found themselves staring not at a welcoming dance floor, but being told that they could not enter into a dance for which they had paid because of the fact that they had arrived at 8 p.m. instead of 7 p.m..
In my case, had I arrived a mere twenty minutes later, I would have been among the unfortunate few to be denied access to this dance, left outside in the cold in my “Friday best”, too angry to utter intelligible sentences. I don’t understand why the doors closed at such an early time, without any forewarning.