Thought processes and conversations started under the tilted cap of Tropicana Field. Someday everyone will know the Rays play in St. Petersburg, Florida, not TAMPA, or the fictitious city of TAMPA BAY.
It was originally a tonue-in-cheek remark made by Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria in a recent Pepsi Refresh commercial. No one probably thought it had a chance to become reality, or that fiction would turn into reality for the Rays to have a Senior Prom for Senior Citizens, but on August 18th at 1 pm, the reality will sink in fast as the participants of the first annual Senior Prom for SeniorCitizens all gather to honor Longoria’s suggestion, and also relive a few moments from our past.
I opened an email today from the Rays requesting my company at the first annual Senior Prom for Senior Citizens event, and I got to say, I am excited about it. Not only does the team have a great ticket package going on right now with a select seat inthe Press Box section of Tropicana Field, but it is also the same price as my original Senior Prom. The usually $ 35 seat will be available that day for a reduced price of $ 19, and if you are one of the first 1,000 to select this seating option…..More surprises are in store for you.
The Rays Senior Prom planning committee will also offer Free Rays boutonires and corsages, plus an opportunity for a Prom keepsake photo for the first 1,000 participants, plus if you take in the festivities with a group, you can get an opportunity to select a Prom King and Queen who will then be presented pre-game in a ceremony to the Rays fans in attendance for this afternoon game at Tropicana Field.
And this Senior Prom is coming at a great moment for me personally. I just hit a milestone birthday and this blast to my past will be a welcoming event that will make me accept the numerical change with a bit more grace and glamour by wearing a slick tuxedo for the first time in years. So I am planning on getting that old crushed velvet blue tuxedo out soon and checking to see if the multi-colored bowtie and cummerbund still fit at all and then purchase my tickets for this outstanding event.
To make the moment a bit more surreal, the Rays will have Frank Sinatra and Elvis impersonators singing and bringing back loads of Senior Prom memories as we all enjoy a few dances, romances and maybe even a few chuckles about our original Senior Proms. I simply love this idea, but then I am usually a big social animal who lives for these moments. So get your tickets now and join me and the rest of the Rays innuagural Senior Prom dance participants. Who knows, maybe I can somehow spike this punch like I did at my Senior Prom in 1979?
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