When you’re a teenager, prom is the most important moment of your life. A good chunk of high school is devoted to thinking about it, planning the event, and choosing dresses, dates, and drinks.

I remember picking out the perfect yellow dress, slow dancing to Train’s Drops of Jupiter, and also borrowing my parents’ car because my date didn’t drive. Looking back, it didn’t really live up to expectations, but I don’t regret a second of it.

Your prom is totally a milestone event, but, as these photos prove, it can create a whole lot of embarrassing memories for people to bring up at every other important moment in your life.

Whether you were Prom Queen or just skipped it entirely, you’ll surely be glad you aren’t in any of the pictures below. That being said, feel free to laugh, cry, or maybe even scream at the 20 prom pictures below:

1. Aw, how pretty! Now look a little to the right…

Creeper Alert! Creeper Alert!

2. Say, what’s the weight limit on this bridge?

Hmm… I hear “wet” is the in look this year.

3. When she tells everyone her date is a handsome doctor…

David Tennant is not impressed.

4. All the colors of the rainbow!

And a squirt gun for the rain!

5. When you can’t find a date so you take a chicken.

Not sure how it’s going to pay for dinner, though. Golden eggs?

This next one is an actual hazard…

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