We like to consider ourselves Twitter aficionados here at CampusRiot (or @SurvivinCollege, rather), especially when it comes to finding hilarious parody/fictional/etc Twitter accounts to follow/obsess over 24/7. We decided to share our love for these fabulously funny personalities with you. Every month, our editor (@brittneyplz) will share one of her favorite fictional Twitter-ers with you all. This week: @MidSchoolDance
As mentioned time and time again on SC, I am a huge fan of 90s throwback goodness. If it came from my childhood/awkward pre-teen years, I probably still love it and am not ashamed to admit it on my Twitter. I listen to Backstreet Boys on the reg during my daily commute and I wish every day that Neopets had an iPhone app. I basically fail at being adult. Probably about as much as middle school kids failed at being cool (let’s face it, middle school was the most awkward time of our lives, no matter what.)
Speaking of middle school, have you heard of @MidSchoolDance? This hilarious Twitter account is tragically underfollowed, with only 19,465 followers, so maybe not, but that’s all about to change. (Side note: isn’t it weird that we live in a time where having over 19,000 people read your thoughts is hardly anything? Because back in the day, if you had 40 people on your Buddy List you were either a stalker or super popular…)
All that I know about @MidSchoolDance is that pick-up is at 10:30pm and it takes place in the gym/cafeteria. Whoever runs this amazing Twitter account knows exactly how to serve up a blast from the past – with throwback songs, nostaliga-inducing (and totally realistic) quotes, and references to all things middle school like TRL, braces, and awkward DJs who thought they were totally cool.
So, in celebration of @MidSchoolDance and every awkward 90s/early 2000s middle school dance that ever happened, here are my favorite Middle School Dance tweets of all time.
Brace yourselves, because things are about to get weird…
When things got awkward:
I got a Skittle stuck in my braces!
— Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) December 5, 2012
Happens to the best of us.
You’re a lot nicer to dance with than your sister. — Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) December 30, 2012
Keeping it in the family?
When he said his favorite show was TRL, that’s when I knew I loved him. — Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) January 9, 2013
Ahh, true love.
When the kids misbehaved:
I stole my brother’s Camels – who wants to get high?
— Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) May 18, 2013
Because that’s going to end well…
Someone drew the funniest boobs in the handicap bathroom.
— Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) April 27, 2013
What was the obsession with the handicap bathroom?!
When the teachers interfered:
Kids, let’s see if we can have one dance without someone pulling the fire alarm.
— Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) January 2, 2013
Sadly, this will continue happening, even in college (here’s proof)
Kids, I’m not going to name names, but our snack table does not accept credit cards. — Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) April 10, 2013
At my school, brownies were free, so…
When the DJ tried to be cool:
Yo raise yo hands if y’all like to get NASTY! Yeah!
— Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) April 19, 2013
I’m feeling a whole lot of love in this cafeteria right now – here’s some Brandy coming at you!
— Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) April 2, 2013
As long as it’s “The Boy Is Mine” featuring Monica.
Keep grindin’ up on each other young freaks; DJ ScratchFlip got you covered with these dope-ass beats! Who likes Jewel?!
— Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) December 15, 2012
And of course, the playlist:
Blink 182 – All the Small Things
— Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) January 21, 2013
Everyone’s favorite song.
Sugar Ray – Every Morning — Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) December 14, 2012
Remember when Sugar Ray was cool?
Britney Spears – Oops! …I Did It Again
— Middle School Dance (@MidSchoolDance) March 20, 2013
And the song that made everyone crazy.