Footloose Flashback: Kevin Bacon to Crash Payson High's Prom!

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Today Show at Payson High
Today Show at Payson High School
Students at Payson High School with Kevin Bacon Signs

It's gonna be a night to remember!  News broke this week that actor Kevin Bacon will be attending Payson High School's 2024 prom, making it a truly historic event.  This isn't just any prom; it marks his final dance at Payson High before the school is demolished to make way for a new building in 2025.

The announcement came during a surprise live broadcast on the Today Show on March 22nd.  Students and staff were gathered for a morning assembly when Bacon himself appeared virtually.  The energy in the room was electric as Bacon announced his plans to return to Payson High, the filming location of the legendary movie "Footloose."

This news isn't just about celebrity appearances. It's a full-circle moment for both Bacon and the Payson High community.  The 1984 film "Footloose" put the Utah school on the map, and its themes of rebellion and the power of music still resonate with audiences today.

Payson High students have been celebrating the film's 40th anniversary all year, culminating in their #BaconToPayson campaign. This social media effort, which included everything from recreating iconic dance scenes to photos with a life-sized Bacon cutout, clearly captured the actor's attention.

But the party doesn't stop there!  In addition to attending prom, Bacon has expressed his desire to participate in some community service projects alongside his non-profit organization, Six Degrees.

This prom promises to be a night filled with nostalgia, excitement, and a healthy dose of "Footloose" fever.  Get ready for photos, videos, and memories that will last a lifetime.  Payson High's final prom is shaping up to be an epic event, and with Kevin Bacon joining the celebration, it's sure to be the talk of the town (and maybe even Hollywood) for years to come!

Let's dance!