The traditional imagery of a “perfect” prom usually includes a limousine pulling up to the front doors to drop you off at the big dance in style. A lot of prom-goers like to evoke a sense of excitement and glamour on that big night of the school year when they actually have a reason to dress up and stay out late with friends. But 17-year-old Megan Flaherty turned up her nose at tradition when she decided to arrive at her prom in a hearse. Yes, there was a coffin in the back. A prop coffin, in fact, that contained the very-much alive Megan.
For the past year and a half, Megan has known that she wants to be a funeral director. With her future ambitions in mind, she decided to make a real impact with her own dramatic prom entrance. With her date Stephan and her family friend Dennis in on it, she was brought to the prom in the back of the hearse and slid out of the back in the prop coffin.
When asked about her reasons behind it, Megan stated that she thought it would be fun, and different.
Different, it definitely was! Megan certainly made an impression on prom night. But not everyone thinks the idea was so “fun.” Her prom entrance has been called “distasteful” and “disrespectful” by critics of her actions. No matter what public opinion says about the matter, however, Megan’s mother is fully supportive and finds her daughter’s idea very clever.