New Wave Prom presented by New Wave City
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa, San Francisco
Tickets: $20, advance at
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Relive, do over, or have your first 80s prom, at this very special New Wave City dance party.
* Dance to New Wave 80s all night with DJs Shindog & Andy T
* Prom King & Queen contest - winners get 2 tickets each to Richard Cheese live at Bimbo’s on Aug 26
* Prom goodies with price of admission
* Prom photo pix – dress to impress!
* Prom attire encouraged but not required
* Vintage Prom photo hall of fame/shame
* Music videos, and more New Wave & prom visuals
New Wave City revives its Prom concept after a decade’s absence, and also marks the first new venue that the party has roamed to in five years. The very classy old-school social club, The Verdi Club, just celebrated its centennial, and is a perfect match for our prom concept. Features full bar, ballroom with large dance floor & disco ball. See the recent SF Chronicle article.
Dance all night to New Wave City 80s under chandelier and twinkling lights, with a ballroom full of creative and vintage formal wear, and enough Aqua Net to get a warning from Al Gore about damage to the ozone layer. Admittance will be limited to accommodate a very comfortable number, so buy your advance tickets, get your outfit ready, and see you at prom!

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New Wave Prom FAQ's
Q: Is formal dress required?
A: It's NOT required to be in formal attire, but we encourage 80s era prom dress up styles, especially if you want to be considered for Prom King or Queen (see below).  While we expect a dazzling array of prom wear, we strongly encourage any punk, burnout, or nerd looks.  Don't feel you have to buy a new expensive outfit; be creative!  Also, feel free to attend with what you'd wear to any New Wave City event; we don't want anyone to feel left out!

Q: Are advance tickets necessary?
A: We strongly encourage advance purchase for $20, which is available at
We're using this service for the first time; extra fee is very small at less than $2.  We have a firm limit for capacity at the venue (which will help make sure everyone has room to dance).  If we're not sold out in advance, admission will be available at the event for $25.

Q: How can I enter the contest for Prom King or Queen?
A: Look and act fabulous!  Members of the Prom Committee will be scanning attendees during the evening, and will select nominees who most embody the idea of "New Wave Prom."  Nominees will be invited on stage at 11:30 and audience will decide the winners.

Q: I'm going to be crowned Prom King/Queen for SURE!  What do I win?
A: Each winner, King & Queen, will receive 2 tickets to Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine live at Bimbo’s on Aug 26.
Yes, there will be a coronation, with crown/tiara, and sashes awarded, and the Royal Court will also have a reserved table for 4 waiting for them after the announcement, with a bottle of chilled champagne waiting.

Q: I'm gonna look AWESOME!  Can I get my picture taken?
A: We'll have a photo booth for posing, and The Nocturnal Eye: Photography by Angyl Nihthasu taking pictures throughout the evening, both at the booth and throughout the venue.  When the booth is open, promgoers are invited to take their own pictures of themselves and friends.  Our photos by The Nocturnal Eye will be posted online later (no hardcopy photos will be handed out at the event.)

Q: I also looked Prom-tastic at my original formal dance when I was in high school.  That would be so funny to have everybody see my picture from back in the day - but that's not possible is it?
A: YES, it is!  On display at the event for all to see will be our "Prom Hall of Fame/Shame" with vintage photos provided by...well, you if you send it.  Just email it to

Q: What are the "prom goodies" that I get for price of admission?
A: We'd like to have a few surprises at the event, but if you're one of the 1st 100 attendees, you'll get 3 gifts, 2 of which you can wear right away if you like, and the other that you can enjoy later.  All of them you can keep as mementos of this sure to be magical night.

Q: Will there be coat check?
A: The Verdi Club has a small coat check space with 60 hangers, which will be available to serve yourself with no attendant.

Q: Can I spike the punch?
A: Ummmm, no please.  The Verdi Club has a full bar available and great staff to serve you.
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