Homecoming Plans Where will your weekend take you?
What to do for homecoming, the time old question. Many young people have walked the halls of BHS not sure what to do with themselves or their friends on that fateful weekend. When it comes to Bainbridge homecoming it is really two days. First you have Friday, this is the homecoming assembly at school, spirit day, which means seniors in togas, and of course the football game that night. Homecoming also means Saturday, this is what some consider the real day of homecoming. On Saturday, guys and gals dress to the nines and hit the streets of Seattle. The typical Saturday evening is getting on some sort of transportation, whether it be a limo, party bus or Uber, and heading to a nice eatery.
Friday is the day of tradition: Togas, newspapers, and the homecoming court. Friday is spirit day, this means that you dress up in as much spartan gear as possible; going all out is encouraged! This also means seniors finally get to wear togas, the thing they’ve been aspiring to for years. This also ties into the game,after school change into your white clothes because the theme of the football game is white out! Another thing happening at the game is the announcement of the homecoming court. During the assembly the princes and princesses will be crowned but only the nominees for king and queen will be presented, that night at the game is where the real magic happens. The court is presented and the king and queen will be crowned. After the game comes the dance, this year comes a little added benefit, pizza and blacklights will be at the dance. That’s right, pizza. It is also important you wear white to the game and dance to the black lights shine on you.
Saturday night is a special night, full of fun. Usually around 4:00 groups of people planning on heading to Seattle for the night meet up somewhere for pictures. This is where parents get to fawn over there kids who are now all grown up. Some common destinations for this are the various docks around the island, the art museum or at someone’s house. After pictures you and your group head to the ferry. Typically everyone is one the 5:30 boat together so everyone can see each other. Usually there are pictures in the terminal and then the galley once the boat departs. Once you get into Seattle you usually board your transportation, grab some dinner and drive to the lookouts around the city. After that, most return home to their beds or a low key after party with their group.