Guy Brings Seven Dates to Prom
May. 18, 1998
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) _ One prom. One boy. Seven dates.
One date is often a handful, but Luke Buchheit, 17, pulled off an incredible feat by bringing seven young ladies to the prom.
As the big day approached, Buchheit didn't know who to invite so he asked his cousin how many girls still had no dates for the big dance.
``I might have been half-joking at first when I said I'd take them all, but then I thought, this might be kind of cool,'' he said.
So in the weeks before the May 2 prom, Luke made seven phone calls. Then he ordered seven corsages and a boutonniere with seven rhinestones.
He also worked to raise $500 to buy eight prom tickets, his tux and an eight-person dinner.
Seated at the head of the table, flanked by two rows of glittering females, Luke couldn't help but feel it was worth it.
Men stopped to pat him on the back and grinned foolishly. An elderly woman worked up the nerve to ask what everyone else was wondering:
``Does one of you have a date and the rest are going stag?'' she asked.
``No,'' the girls said. ``We're all going with Luke.''
Though the girls joked about ``Luke's harem,'' friendship overruled romance. Many of the teens have known each other since kindergarten.