All about the baby blue tux 

The Whistler Firefighters Association time warps into a 1980s Prom complete with crowning of King and Queen

click to enlarge Ken Roberts Circa 1980
  • Ken Roberts Circa 1980

What: Awesome ’80s Prom Night

When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Tickets: $25

The Whistler Firefighters Association is reliving the days of crimped hair and Bon Jovi T-shirts with a tie at the Awesome ’80s Prom Night on Thursday, Dec. 6 at Buffalo Bill’s, with ’80s anthems from Too Soon to Tell and DJ Peacefrog.

Break out your skinny ties and balloon skirts for this costume affair with live music, snacks and silent auction.

Advance $25 tickets are now on sale at Buffalo Bill’s and the Whistler Fire Hall, with proceeds benefiting the Terry Fox Foundation and the Whistler Fire Rescue Services Auto Extrication Team.

Firefighter Ken Roberts relived his 1980s prom in an interview with Pique Newsmagazine, just in case partygoers need a little inspiration to run for prom king or queen of the night.

Pique : What your most memorable prom moment?

Ken : Sitting on the beach in Grand Bend watching the sunrise.

Pique : Who did you go to prom with? Go on, give us the dirt.

Ken : I had recently broken up with my longtime girlfriend. We had gone out for over a year, which at the time seemed like a long time. My best friend since I was about 3 years old asked me to go with her. Her name was Petrina Joanne. I called her PJ. It was great because there were no expectations and we were both able to enjoy ourselves without the pressure of a couple that is dating.

Pique : What did you wear?

Ken : A baby blue tuxedo. What else do you wear to a prom?

Pique : Where was the prom, theme?

Ken : I don't think we had one unless Cheesy High School Grad is a theme.

Pique : Were you prom king or queen?

Ken : No. I was kind of shy back then.

Pique : How are you going to do prom differently this year at fundraiser?

Ken : I won’t be worried about making an ass of myself dancing. I don't worry about that stuff anymore.

Pique : Any aspirations on becoming King or Queen? If so, why are you a good candidate?

Ken : Of course. I will probably be one of the few people there that actually graduated in the ’80s so I think I deserve it.

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