This past weekend, Ohio University’s student-run radio station ACRN hosted their second-ever Prom event at the Union Bar and Grill. Cincinnati-based bands Tweens and Vacation, as well as Athens’ own
Alongside the performing acts, ACRN arranged a live auction that attendees could participate in throughout the night. Prizes included gift cards, records and tattoo vouchers. A Polaroid photo booth was also available for guests who wanted to pose for prom pictures. The band Mover Shaker was originally supposed to headline the show but was forced to drop out due to car troubles only two days before the show, ACRN tweeted. Luckily, Tweens were quick to pick up the open spot. Last year, the prom’s theme was the ‘80s, with headliners Adult Mom and Chris Farren, and this year’s crowd was a little darker than the neon of the previous event.
The fundraising event used to be a date auction but was changed in 2018 to a prom-style event. Instead of auctioning off dates with women, the auction featured other items like cowboy hats and Donkey Coffee gift cards.