questionsclass reunion - is it like the movies?

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I don't know, but I'm class of '02 too. The thought of a reunion is a depressing reminder that I'm getting old.

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@axphw1: I know... I had to actually prove it to myself that it had been 10 years. A lot has happened in those 10 years but it does not seem that far away! Will you be going to yours?

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@discountlingeriedeals: I haven't heard anything about it yet, but probably not. Anyone I care to keep in touch with I have.

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@axphw1: Yeah, that's how I see it. The only reason I knew about it was because of Facebook.

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Grosse Pointe Blank was a great reunion movie...much more entertaining than my real life reunion :)

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For my 10 year, same people that drank in high school hung around the bar. Most were still tapping away at a college degree of some shape or form. Those that didn't enter college had interesting stories of jobs or got knocked up/got someone knocked up. And the most predictable thing, the girl that slept around, took a guy or two to her hotel room before the reunion was over.

The 20 was much better, people were settled into a life, had kids pics to share. Physically looked much different. Many did our catching up pre-reunion via facebook.

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only person in school that was an actual friend asked me why i wasn't going. when i asked "why would i want to pay (i'm a very controlled spender) to hang out in a bar (i don't drink) to be around a large group (slightly reclusive) of people that use to treat me like scum?" her answer was something about showing them who i've became, and i asked why i should care what they think of who i became and she let it go. my 20 was last summer. she's still the only one from that class i talk to.

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I didn't go to my 10 year reunion, I live far away from my hometown and was too busy. I may go to my 20, which is coming up way too soon. Though, I don't really care one way or the other. I don't use Facebook, so I would really be surprised by many of my former classmates lives I imagine. On the other hand, the only people from my high school that I really care about I already keep in touch with.

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30+ years since I graduated. Only two people I care about from my class - that would be me and my high school sweetheart - and I know what's happening in her life since we've been married almost as long as we've been out of school.

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@ohcheri: I had not heard of that movie and Googled it - now I have to watch it!

@mtm2: Love that you are still with your high school sweetheart - Congrats!

@mellielou: I found most of the people I went to school with really immature and unfocused so if they are just the same I think I would just probably be annoyed and consider it a waste of time. Maybe I will hold off for the 20 year and hope for the best.

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I'd say go anyway, it's one of those events you only get 2-3 chances to attend, and you MAY end up regretting not being there for at least one of them. I'm glad I went to my 10 year, missed my 20, but am looking forward to my 25-year coming up in 2013. It was nice to see the "grown-up" version of the people I knew. I didn't have a great high school experience, but the reunion made me realize things were better than I had remembered them, and I can look back more fondly on my high school days.

@discountlingeriedeals: at my 10 yr reunion, I was surprised at how some people had matured! Was also slightly amused that one of the jocks already was nearly bald and had a pot belly.

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forgot to mention I also made some employment contacts and was able to land a better gig because of a person I saw at the 10-year reunion.

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Truthfully, I wish there was a class reunion that included a four year spectrum. I went to my 10 year reunion, and it wasn't that lively. A little idle chat about how life was, music I never really listened to in the first place pumped into the bar area. The only worthwhile thing I found out was that a friend who wasn't attending is part of military and was literally too busy fighting Columbian druglords to attend. Other than that, I never really kept in touch with people from my graduating class, so it was humdrum. Interesting, but definetly not like the movies. However, I'm still great friends with people who were juniors, and wish that I could reconnect with some who were sophmores.

If there were a broad spectrum reunion, I would be for it.

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I went to my 10 year reunioin and 20 year reunion, and walked out of the 20 year reunion after about an hour.

I keep in contact with some of my high school friends in real life and casually through facebook. Of the people I didn't keep up with, I didn't see anyone that I really cared about at the 20 year, and did a once over of the attendee list to make sure that I wasn't over-looking someone. I had a couple of sodas, chit chatted with the friends I hadn't seen in a year or so and then drove back home to spend time with my wife and kids. I didn't see a reason to stay at a restaurant bar. It was boring and formulaic to me.

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I wasn't even invited to my 10 year reunion. Supposedly there were some significant changes in some of my former classmates, but I never heard it for sure. I was living 1,000 miles away from where I graduated high school when the 10 year reunion came around so I wasn't inclined to make the journey. Maybe for the next one, if I'm geographically closer.
I keep in contact with two of my high school classmates regularly via email or phone calls. That's enough for me. Most of my other classmates can go to hell for all I care.

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my 10 year will be next year. Not even sure we will be doing anything, I graduated with 11 people. I would much rather go to the 10 year reunion of my prior school. I only did 11-12th grade at the small school while I did 6-10th grade at the other and have many more friends. I didn't graduate from there though so I'm not sure I would be invited.

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I've been to several college reunions, and no high school, even though our 30th (cringe) is next year. I've still no particular interest in going: I left that part of my life behind me and have no reason to look back.
College reunions were a bit better, but I was still often wondering why I bothered. I don't live close to either now, so it's pretty much out of the question. Despite the fact this is my college 25th this year (double cringe).

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I never went to my 10th. Glad I didn't. 28 year olds are still too into themselves. The 20th is better, as most people are more settled, with kids, sometimes second spouses. By the 30th, people just want to see who shows up.
Personally, I prefer to hang around the few friends my wife and I still associate with from high school, even though they may live a distance away. We have 3 or sometimes 4 couples who meet once every year or 2 at a nice place and catch up. Better than spending $300-400 to go to a reunion (plus travel and hotel expenses) to see a bunch of people you didn't really know back in the day.

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My 10 year is this year as well. I'm tempted to go to see how most of the people I knew turned out. Yes, I could follow them on facebook, but I really don't care enough to do that.

I stay in contact with most of the people I'd like to talk to. Over the high school years, I gained and lost friends. I'd like to go back to those friends I've lost and find out truly what happened, and see what they've been up to. there are I think 3, and 2 of them don't have facebook accounts.

There are rumors that some of my friends are putting together an Anti-Reunion (same guys that put together an anti-prom party) in Las Vegas, which could be interesting since I'd be traveling either way.

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@wilfbrim: The idea of a college reunion is interesting. I graduated from a sizeable high school (class of 200 or so students), but then from a very large state university (possibly 2,000 or more). I don't even know where they would find room to put all of us for a reunion, or if anyone could even do an adequate job of finding all of us.

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@kamikazeken: Sounds like you had a great experience. Funny you should talk about making business contacts - as that really is the only other thing that is popping around in my head. Is that bad? If I took my mind off business, I do not know what I would do!

@eepeep: We are having ours on a 3-4 hours dinner cruise and unfortunately, there would be no way to escape. Maybe that is why I am so back and forth with it. They trap you ... lol.

@bogie21: The anti-reunion is a fun idea!

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Maybe the reunion would end up like that episode on Bones - somebody dies. That was also used on CSI Miami and a few other shows if I recall; same results.

Might be cool, unless you're the guy that dies.