Prom gets a savage remix amid COVID-19

May 06, 2020 - 04:21 PM

Casey Ferrand (WTDN) - May is the month of the year that every high school senior is waiting for all school year long because it's filled with celebrations like awards banquets, prom and graduation. For the class of 2020, May has been filled with disappointments because those and many other events have been canceled amid the statewide stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Orleans Lifestyle influencer, mom and wife Tracey Wiley is giving prom a reboot for those seniors missing out amid this challenging time. She is enlisting the help of friends, colleagues and supporters to host a savage-themed prom called "PROMVID-20."

"I really wanted to do something for the senior class of 2020. After talking to my god child my heart broke for these kids. I couldn’t imagine dealing with the roller coaster of emotions. These kids have worked so hard for four years," Wiley said. "Since we are put on this earth to serve others, I thought about how I could help and maybe put a smile of these kids face even if it’s just for an hour and a half."

Wiley, who did not have a senior prom herself, will host the virtual prom on Zoom from the New Orleans Jazz Market on Thursday, May 14 from 7 to 8:30 pm. She is encouraging ladies to come "classy, bougie, sassy, glamorous or just doing you," and guys can dress "like a classic man, fly, trendy, laid back or just doing you."

PROMVID-20 will feature a live DJ, Chevi Red, a live performance from Casmé and giveaways for students who register for the event.

"We want to celebrate you by reminding you that PROM IS NOT CANCELED! This is just a remix," Wiley said. "There’s no right or wrong way to do this! We want to see you laugh, dance, twerk, and just feel good just as you are!"

Students who want to attend PROMVID-19 can register for free on Eventbrite.

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