Sadies makes a comeback

January 27, 2009 — by Annie Lee

This year, the Sadie Hawkins dance, themed “Opposites Attract,” will be held in the Small Gym on Friday, Feb. 27. The dance has been separated from its traditional partner, Spring Fling week, which will be held April 13-17. Each weekend in March had already been booked for other events such as Bombay in the Bay, and because April is too late and too close to Junior and Senior prom, ASB was forced to put the dance in February.

Also, according to European traditions, Feb. 29 is a day when women propose to men, analogous to girls asking boys to a dance.

“We put [Sadies] on the 27 so it’s as close to that day as possible,” said Tuan. “I guess we’re just trying something new. It’s not a widely known thing, but I guess it also sort of covers Valentine’s day.”

Last year, Sadies was canceled due to alcohol problems at the Backlight Dance held the previous December. This year, Sadies has returned and already has the students excited.

“I was disappointed last year, but I guess it just makes this year all the more special, especially for the girls,” said junior Karen Choi.