Embarrassing High School Stories: The Story of Jonathong Groff
It was the 9th grade formal, and I had asked my friend Emily Fritz who was my best friend in high school, to come with me to the dance. Swing dancing was very popular, because Jump Jive An’ Whail had just come out. So we practiced before the dance to, you know, hopefully win or place in the competition.
At the dance, everyone gets up in the center of the floor, everybody like dances, it’s kinda like Grease, and then they like, eliminate people that should go along. And at the end, it was me and Emily, we were the only couple that was left, and we had won. And so then after that happened, everybody stands in a big circle and watches as you guys do a big dirty swing dance.
I was getting ambitious ‘cause I was excited ‘cause we had just won and I was a little overexcited. And I was doing that thing were you go, you lift her up, and I go like this, and I go like this - which we’d done before - and then put her back down…