20 year HS reunion.. did you go?

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  1. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    My 20 year HS reunion is tomorrow. I decided to go. I'm still friends with some of the people who stayed local, they said they needed someone to drink with... :p

    I skipped the 10 yr, actually thats not true. I tried to crash it late and was denied. :D We'll see what happens tomorrow.

    Game on.

    Anyone else do the big 2-0?
  2. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Nope. The only one I ever went to was the 10th. With a few exceptions, the people I hoped would be there weren't. The people who were there I didn't really know or care about. (Our graduating class was nearly 700 kids.)

    My 45th is coming up. Again, no desire to go. But I don't live anywhere close to my home town. If I did, I probably would go occasionally.
  3. 10th, no. 20th, sort of... went to the unofficial get-together the day before, didn't feel like forking out $50(IIRC)a plate to goto the *official* event & see the 2 or 3 people I hadn't seen yet. 30th(last year), did- had a great time, but I arrived late, 3/4 drunk after a winery gig that throws all the free drinks one can down. :)
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Heck yeah I went! All the snotty girls were fat. All the jocks were too. I was a full-time musician in great shape with a girlfriend almost as young as some of their children. It was GREAT to see the looks on some of their faces. (I got a lot of phone numbers as well.) Had a blast!
  5. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    I went to my tenth and that was it. In two years, they'll be organizing the 40th. I live on the other side of the world from where I grew up. I don't want to see a bunch of old farts that will remind me of how old I look now. Furthermore, not much to share in common.
  6. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    I'll tell you in 16 years.
  7. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Mine is still 6 years away but I'm not going, I know that already. I didn't go to my 10th because the few people I was friends with either weren't going, or they don't have communicate with me on Facebook anyway. All the people who didn't talk to me now do, but I limit it because it's just forced "We accept everyone now. Look at how much we've grown!"

    Reports said that the reuinion was the same b.s. from high school. The same cliques, the same drunken idiocracy.
  8. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I've mostly had no urge to ever share space with much of any of the people from my high school again.

    That said, the kid sister of a guy I knew in high school did the best Grow-Up-To-Be-A-Knockout transformation I'm currently aware of. I just happened to see her picture of the facebook page of a singer I worked with in the '80's.

    She was micro-short with Li'l Orphan Annie hair and had yet to grow boobs when I had seen her last. That would have been '84-ish. She wasseventeen or so and had apparently not yet hit puberty.

    That changed. Hollywood pretty with a spectacular body. And the frizzy red puffball of hair had mellowed into that color that looks like shiny rust that you can't get from a bottle, but now it was just very wavy.

    Gorgeous. But A.) I wasn't at that reunion. She was two years behind me. And B.) I would have just been some guy her brother used to hang out with. So it's just as well.

    Oh yeah. And C.) I'm married and I'm pretty sure my wife would be un-thrilled about me trying to get a girlfriend.
  9. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    The basic thing I had in common with the kids at my HS was that my father bought a house in the same town. Not much to really build relationships on. Left town after graduation, and that was that. I rather hang with people I have something in common with. I didn't care what they did with their afternoons, why care what they did with 20 years?
  10. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Nope, but I might go to my 20 year college reunion when it happens.
  11. I lived 1,300 miles at the time of our tenth, I was back in town and made it to my twentieth, it was okay. I was 400 miles away and super busy at the time of my thirtieth. My fortieth is four years away, I'm retired and living in my home town, but don't really care about it.
  12. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    Never went to any of my reunions. I knew very few people in high school, kept in contact with them for about 5 years after graduation and that was it.

    I'm pretty much the kind of person who moves on and doesn't look back (or wants to go back) when one of lifes chapters is finished.
  13. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    10th, no. 20th, yes. And the 20th was a BALL. That's the one not to miss, IMO.
  14. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I don't really keep in touch with anyone I knew in high school so even though my 10th is next year I don't plan on going. College reunions, on the other hand, are a completely different story.
  15. ProgRocker


    Mar 25, 2011
    My tenth was cancelled due to "lack of interest" (people like me writing them telling them I wasn't interested, and would not attend).

    Perhaps due to the negative feedback / lack of interest, as far as I know, there was no 20th reunion (which for me would have been in 2011). With a few exceptions, I didn't bother getting to know anyone I went to H.S. with. My friends were the people I knew outside of school either from the neighborhood or work.

    I didn't attend any of the social events (except a dance Freshman year), didn't go to my prom for the same reason I wouldn't go to a reunion... I can't be bothered to spend the time and money to hang with people I didn't care to know. Those I did extend myself to also didn't attend the Prom and weren't going to the 10yr reunion.

    Hell, had my parents not wanted to see my graduation so badly (they knew I wasn't going to college), I'd have skipped on that too. H.S. was a necessary evil and I harbor no fondness or nostalgia for it.

    Sorry for the rant. Have fun if you go.
  16. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    YES!!!!! :bassist:

    I've kepot in touch with a few folks who became good friends over the ensuing years, but I honestly have ZERO need or desire to revisit a part of my youth better left in the past, I wasn;t exactly Mr Popular in-crowd back then. There were some cool folks there, but others I'm just so bleeping glad I NEVER have to see again.

    Life moves on, changes and evolves, I have ZERO need or desire to regress. To me, it's truly pathetic when people you knew in HS decades later are still dong the same juvenile crap they did back then. Not for me.
  17. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I went to my fifth, then not until the 30th. About 65 out of 400 graduates showed up. I had avoided the ones in between since most of my friends had been expelled before graduation, and I didn't see the point.
    Anyways, the 30th was a weekend of debauchery and fun. And flirting.
    The women all looked basically the same, and most of the guys were old fat and bald. Sweet. Not close friends with many of them, especially the guys, but people do change sometimes and many people I didn't know well in HS were actually fun adults. Also, thanks to facebook I was in some contact with the attendees beforehand, so they weren't total strangers.
  18. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Sounds exactly like my 20th! :D
  19. built the website for my 20th... kinda It was actually the 20th for the class that entered my HS as Seniors... I was in the first freshman class to enter the brand new high school.

    ...didn't bother going to it myself though. I'll likely hit the next one... but I reconnected with everyone on FB now so it matters even less.
  20. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    In the four years since I have graduated high school, I have spent a grand total of 15 minutes interacting with any of my former classmates (not including the funeral for my old math teacher). I still have about 16 years to decide, but I doubt I will go.

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