My 5-year Reunion

Yesterday was my five year High School reunion (or better Gymnasium as it is called in Germany) and I didn’t like it very much. Maybe it was because it’s only been five years, or that I didn’t really wanted to go in the first place or just that I didn’t want to see the people again which I already had nothing in common with in school Maybe it was a combination of all of the above, who knows?!

My problem with this whole event started with the fact that we had to register for it. Well, I could have also went there without letting them know I was coming but it just seemed equally wrong than having to decide well in advance whether I wanted to go to this thing or not. It took my spontaneity away.

As a friend and me entered the place where the ‘party’ was held, it was just so awkward, all these people that I hadn’t missed the least oh and some friendly faces I still call my friends and thus am still in contact with. These are the people I clung to throughout the night and I ignored all the others. I know that was very rude of me but so be it. I had nothing to say to them and I’m pretty sure they felt the same way.

During dinner or whatever I should call the assembly of food, pictures of the last two years of school were shown on a beamer, most of the pictures I had never seen or didn’t even recognize the location. You see, I was that cool, well, still am :D Afterwards the video of our prom was shown and I had to see myself walk up on stage accompanied by a guy I wasn’t that friendly with anymore since he had told me a couple months earlier he loved me and I really did not love him back. Let’s just say I didn’t know how to handle our still being friends while knowing he had feelings for me.
Oh and then I had to see myself on stage again as we (the ‘choir’ that rehearsed like 2 times to perform songs at prom) sang our songs. This was the really hard part for me. But on the plus-side, I still like my dress and I think I didn’t looked to bad in it.

Still it is very awkward to see myself in a video, moving and everything. I love being on stage, it’s one of the best feelings there is but I don’t want to see a video of it. Just don’t make me watch it!

I spent the rest of the evening talking to my friends and catching up with those I liked but haven’t seen in a while (which weren’t a lot) and left sometime after 1 am. I was glad to walk home since it was only 25 minutes away and it was a warm night. It helped me to clear me head about the encountered awkwardness. Sorry to be repeating myself over and over but I just don’t know how else to describe it. It was a very strange experience and I’ll probably not go to the next reunion in five years, also because I don’t know where in the world I’ll be by then.

What I learned, beside the fact that I have absolutely made the right decision of not thinking about all those people ever again since school ended, is that I really need to work on my drinking-out-of-a-beer-bottle-skills cause I made a fool out of myself. But it was okay, I probably didn’t even leave an impression on the others.

Wow, after six hours of rain, it finally stopped! So glad, I was on Box office duty today, with a roof over my head, instead of being out on stage getting drenched from the first minute :-)

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  • Thank God, I never went to any of my school reunions. The whole thing makes me shudder. Plus it’s only been three years and most of us are still the same – or worse (University life has its horrors) I’ll be blunt and say I hated my class. I only tolerated a few people whom I’m still in contact with via facebook. So I pretty much know how you feel.

    • I guess that was part of my problem as well, it’s only been 5 years, most of us are still studying, nothing much has happened, all are pretty much the same.
      I know, I disliked most of my class as well :D Actually, still do, hehe.

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