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Prom held under the same roof as porn convention

What might be a dream come true for some teenage boys is a nightmare for parents. Parents dropping off their teens at Miami Beach Senior High’s prom Saturday night might have seen a bit more than they expected to as the site of the big dance, the Miami Beach Convention Center,  was  also hosting the very adult, very explicit 3-day Exxxotica Expo–essentially a porn convention.

According to school officials, there were extra staff and police officers on hand at the convention center, making sure that students and porn stars didn’t meet. The entrances to the different events were also on opposite sides of the building, but still the exhibition halls were separated by just one wall.

Many were surprised by the move. Porn star Joanna Angel said in an interview with WSVN that the school had plenty of notice that the “largest event in the USA dedicated to love and sex” would be there on the same weekend. She said, “The date of this [expo] is announced and it was online — I think it’s been almost a year. It’s been around for a while…We’re just here to do a job and hang out with our fans. We have no idea what’s going on across the street.”

School officials insisted that their options for prom were limited due to safety concerns. They also stated that the prom wasn’t impacted by the x-rated event.

Gwen Zaldivar, MBSH’s activities director, said, “We do not hold our proms in venues such as hotels for the safety of our children and to discourage drinking…Therefore this was the only available location and its easy to control the students are safe.”

For their part, the students generally seemed fine with it. One student summed it up, saying, “It’s Miami…Things happen everywhere, you know?”

Source: huffingtonpost.com