Students At 'Footloose' High School Invite Kevin Bacon To Prom And Actor Accepts

Students who attend the high school where the iconic and beloved film “Footloose” was filmed invited actor Kevin Bacon to their prom, and he accepted.

For film lovers, the 1980s is a treasure trove of classic films. “The Breakfast Club,” “Dead Poets Society,” “Ghostbusters,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are just a few of the films released in the 1980s. Many of the movies from that decade are still widely watched and can be seen on a handful of streaming services. 

Since their release nearly 40 years ago, many of those films are now picking up new fans and being watched by new generations of movie lovers. One of those movies that seems to have experienced a resurgence in popularity is “Footloose” starring Kevin Bacon. 

The 1984 film is about a young man who recently moved to a small town where the community has outlawed and banned dancing and rock and roll music. Instead of adhering to the rules, Kevin Bacon’s character does things his way, sending shockwaves throughout the small town. 

However, the high school featured in the film in Payson, Utah, is set to shut down, with the students set to be moved to a new building next school year. But before the “Footloose” school is closed for good, students organized a campaign, pushing for Kevin Bacon to come to their prom.

In a clip posted on YouTube, the students of Payson High School were joined by none other than Kevin Bacon himself. They finally got the opportunity they had been waiting for and asked Kevin to attend their prom. 

Without hesitation, Kevin kindly agreed and accepted their gracious invitation. Pandemonium broke out as the student could not believe their campaign had worked.

Psalm 149:3 “Let them give praise to his name in the dance: let them make melody to him with instruments of brass and corded instruments of music.”

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