In 2011, an estimated 3.1 million young adults will climb the precipitous bleacher steps to adulthood by graduating from high school. Unfortunately, that means there are at least 3.1 million opportunities for center-stage embarrassment as teachers, friends, and relatives look on in horror (or, in many cases, laughter).
Take floor-length gowns, pressure to impress, and auditoriums full of rolling camcorders, and you've got a recipe for some awesome graduation fails. Below we compiled 23 of the most epic commencement disasters the web has to offer. Have a graduation fail of your own that hasn't made its way to YouTube? Tell us about it in the comments.