To me I think prom is a fun time if you go with a date and with the right group of people. If you have a girlfriend it can be a lot of fun but if you are a loner than it would suck. Last year I went without a date, but I went with a bunch of friends so it wasn't bad at all. Sure it costs a lot of money and all, but you only get to do it a few times in your life. I didn't go to after prom last year, so I don't really know about how much fun that is. But everyone says it is a blast so I guess I'm excited to go.