New Jersey high school student Megan Flaherty made an entrance to her prom that would put even Lydia Deetz to shame. Instead of going the traditional route with renting a limo with a group of friends or taking the family’s luxury car that only leaves the garage three times a year, Flaherty had another idea.
Friday evening as the Pennsauken High School junior prom began to get underway a hearse pulled up to the entrance. To the surprise of onlooking students, Flaherty’s date Steven Caldwell and family friend Dennis McGree emerged from the front of the eerie death mobile. They opened up the back of the nontraditional ride revealing a coffin.
Carefully the duo unloaded the wooden casket and Flaherty made her grand entrance, rising from her restful state wearing a bright blue dress and holding a bouquet of flowers. Surprise and applause erupted from the students watching the scene unfold outside.
As the girl who went to her own prom in a black velvet Victorian gown complete with bell sleeves and fishnet stockings I understand, and envy, the grand entrance this Pennsauken student made this past Friday evening. However, surprisingly Flaherty’s choice to spice up her prom entrance didn’t have anything to do with the Goth subculture, even if some of us are envious we hadn’t thought of it first.
The seventeen-year-old high school student has always been interested in the deceased, but purely from an academic angle. Flaherty’s mother told NJ.com that her daughter plans to become a funeral director after completing college. “She’s just really into it. She thought it was an honorable thing and an honorable way to make a living.”
While some of her fellow classmates supported her decision to arrive at prom in her chosen style, others thought it was distasteful and disrespectful. What do you think? What the video bellow and tell us what you think in the comments!