Teen Skips Senior Prom In Favor Of Panic! At The Disco Concert, And Brendon Urie “Date”

Ariella Mendes Went To Firefly Music Festival In Prom Dress After Promise Made To Urie

June 24, 2019

Panic! At The Disco took the stage at Firefly Music Festival this weekend, and while their career spanning set had fans entertained throughout the show, it was a fan moment that stole the show. A 17-year-old fan skipped her senior prom to attend the concert, and even managed to get frontman, Brendon Urie, to be her “date.”

Ariella Mendes first asked Brendon Urie to be her prom date a few months ago. According to Mendes, “I was on Twitch and Brendon was streaming and I said ‘If I wear a prom dress to Firefly, will you be my prom date? And he was like yeah!’” As promised, Mendes showed up to Firefly Music Festival wearing a prom dress.

After spotting a poster Ariella Mendes brought to remind Urie of his promise, the singer dedicated the song “High Hopes” to her. Mendes couldn’t believe the experience, as she explained, “I’ve looked up to him so much just because he talked about how he struggled with depression and anxiety as a kid and how he kept going.”

It was surely a night to remember for Ariella Mendes, who skipped her senior prom to go to the concert. She definitely made the right choice, as she said, “I found a way to love myself through their music.”