When I hear the word “jousting” I imagine medieval knights charging on horseback. Last Saturday night, at Ouray County’s After Prom Party, I learned that the term also refers to a vast, air-filled vinyl object in which students cheerfully tackled, pummeled, and knocked the wind out of one another. Who knew?
This year, 110 local students consumed burgers and dogs, played bingo, won prizes, got intricate henna tattoos, made improbable baskets from across the Ouray School Gym, and romped around several air-filled blobs, courtesy of Bananas Amusement Park.
But what matters more is what students did not do on Prom Night: namely, binge drink, use other drugs, or get into cars and drive them in a state of intoxication.