Last weekend was my 20th high school reunion – the Wichita High School East Class of 1994. As it was for many people, high school was an odd time for me. My school world was never my real life when I was a child; my church world was my real life. But, like most of us, I made it through. I never knew very many people at school very well – I was not one of the more popular boys, though I was certainly no pariah either.
So when word came about the reunion a few months ago I barely considered going – I didn’t even think twice about my near instantaneous decision to skip it. I’m not local, after all, and I can’t remember the last time I interacted with any of my classmates, even on Facebook, where a few of them have ended up as friends.
But the organizers set up a Facebook group, and put a decent amount of effort into coordinating what looks to have been a fun weekend, and by the end of it I was half sorry about my early dismissal of the whole project. I’m still not sure more thought would have meant a ticket purchase, but when the 25th comes around I won’t dismiss it out of hand.
I was happy to see that one of the party favors from the Reunion is a two CD set of attendees’ favorite music from the early 1990s. Apparently as revelers purchased tickets online they were asked for a favorite song from the era, and the result of that inquiry is these two bootlegs.
I’ve ordered a copy, to be delivered in a week or so, and I’m truly looking forward to seeing what my old peers laid down.
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