Did you know that the jukebox dates all the way back to the late 1880s? I’m not suggesting an 1889 prom (although the visual is fun), but perhaps have a look at Postmodern Jukebox for inspiration. They have a performance coming up at the Fox Theatre next month!
If you’re not familiar with Postmodern Jukebox, they take contemporary (and relatively contemporary) music and reinterpret those songs into sounds from the 1920s through the 1970s! Doesn’t that sound fun? That’s six decades to choose from for a prom theme, and the original music is what many prom-goers are quite familiar with.
Imagine having your DJ play Postmodern Jukebox renditions of popular songs, then later flipping to the music today’s prom-goers have on their smart phones. I love the range of that experience!
The beauty of this kind of prom—a prom themed to music of a decade or a musical group—is that the food menu can be totally contemporary and whatever you like! There’s absolutely no need to go back to 20th Century foods, but their music is still pretty cool, I think. As is contemporary music!
Here’s a thought…how about a menu inspired by pop stars’ favorite foods—that are appropriate for prom, of course? For example, Iggy Azalea‘s favorite food is cupcakes! She’s also one of the artists covered by Postmodern Jukebox.
And I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if our entertainment or decor partners could find a working jukebox from which prom-goers themselves could select! How AWESOME would that be?!
Those are a few ideas…feel free to take them and roll with them!
For the Fun of It: If you’ve ever been Rickrolled (also covered by Postmodern Jukebox), you’ll appreciate this one…