Review: Dancing the Night Away at Pink Prom

Pink Prom 2023 at the Admiral Theater. What is it? And how was it?


Laney Lark

Pink Prom stage featuring Miss Gay Washington doing a performance.

by Laney Lark, Reporter, Copy Editor

Pink Prom is an event that is thrown by “Q Youth Resources,” a non-profit organization for LGBTQ+ young people. It is for ages 14-20 and designed to be a safe place for all gender and sexual orientations. This year it was held on May 19 at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton. 

There was music, food, a drag show, and definitely plenty of dancing. When you enter the doors, there are multiple tables waiting for you to buy your ticket and show ID. Tickets were 10 dollars and once you got past the table there was an opportunity to go upstairs and take some professional pictures.  

After the tickets and pictures came the dancefloor. Now at first, as I have found with most dances, there was not a whole lot of dancing going on. Mostly just groups of people huddled in their respective corners. 

What there was however, was, pizza and drinks. Plenty of variety too which was nice.

But once a few brave souls got their dance on and the music changed from one song to the next everyone found themselves on the dance floor together. There was a song request form on the stage which my group and I definitely took advantage of. If you know me you know what artist I requested. 

Towards the beginning of the dance was an amazing drag performance that got the whole crowd riled up. And after that, it felt like everyone finally got comfortable and the party really began.  

Music was blasting and my friends and I were having a great time dancing. A few times throughout the dance, two confetti cannons on either side of the room blasted over everyone’s heads and sprinkled down pink, white, and blue streamers.

The dance continued from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. At the very end, balloons were released from the ceiling. I thought that was an adorable thought, but maybe not in action due to people trying to pop as many balloons as they could. 

I personally had a fantastic time at Pink Prom and would recommend going next year to anyone part of the LGBTQ+ community. It was a very diverse crowd of people, so anyone could find people to be comfortable with. Overall, it was a 10/10 night for me.