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Prom And Porn Collide, Angering Parents: Miami Beach High Parties Alongside Exxxotica Expo At Convention Center (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated: 05/22/2012 2:54 pm

They're just one letter apart, but most parents hope for a little more separation between "prom" and "porn."

Unfortunately for shocked moms and dads dropping off their sharply-dressed teens at Miami Beach Senior High's big dance, the only separation was a wall: not only was the Miami Beach Convention Center the site of the school's prom Saturday night, but the very adult, very explicit 3-day Exxxotica Expo was underway in the same building.

"Oh no, I don’t like that,” mom Loise Carter told CBS Miami after dropping off her daughter. “That is terrible. I don’t like it.”

School officials said extra staff and even police officers were on hand at the convention center to ensure that students and porn stars didn't meet, and entrances to the separate exhibition halls were accessed on opposite sides of the building.

But the move still raised eyebrows. Porn star Joanna Angel told WSVN that the school had plenty of notice the self-proclaimed "largest event in the USA dedicated to love and sex" would be going down the same weekend.

"The date of this [expo] is announced and it was online -- I think it's been almost a year. It's been around for a while," Angel said. "We're just here to do a job and hang out with our fans. We have no idea what's going on across the street."

School officials, who insisted prom wasn't impacted by any x-rated shenanigans, argued their options for prom were limited by safety concerns.

“We do not hold our proms in venues such as hotels for the safety of our children and to discourage drinking,” said MBSH's activities director, Gwen Zaldivar. “Therefore this was the only available location and its easy to control the students are safe.”

Prom-goers -- perhaps used to seeing all sorts of stages of undress on Miami Beach -- seemed to take the unusual pairing in stride.

"It's Miami," said one nonplussed student, as his date giggled. "Things happen everywhere, you know?"

Earlier on HuffPost:

View 17 awesome and unconventional prom photos:
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  • XBox Prom

    No date, no problem (Via <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/sm8vv/my_friend_didnt_have_a_date_to_senior_prom/" target="_hplink">Reddit</a>)

  • Winnie The Pooh

    A prom night homage to that lovable bear. (Via <a href="http://thechive.com/2009/04/21/worst-prom-photos-ever-18-photos/" target="_hplink">The Chive</a>)

  • That Hair

    Best prom hairdo we've ever seen. (Via <a href="http://bizarremap.blogspot.com/" target="_hplink">Bizarre Map</a>)

  • En Garde

    Have to make sure to put the sword in a safe place before hitting the dance floor. (Via <a href="http://www.curiousread.com/2010/09/24-funniest-prom-photos-ive-ever-seen.html" target="_hplink">Curious Read</a>)

  • Heart Fluttering

    Sorry, this is just adorable. (Via <a href="http://www.curiousread.com/2010/09/24-funniest-prom-photos-ive-ever-seen.html" target="_hplink">Curious Read</a>)

  • Getting Medieval

    Nothing like a fun night of dancing after a grueling joust. (Via <a href="http://www.awkwardpromnight.com/awkwardpromnight/WebPages/Details.aspx?videoid=6a7c6338-2bb4-43a0-97a3-2888c5df6b4f&title=Prom Goes Homemade Medieval" target="_hplink">Awkward Prom Night</a>)

  • Above And Beyond

    A matching purse AND umbrella? 10/10. (Via <a href="http://www.curiousread.com/2010/09/24-funniest-prom-photos-ive-ever-seen.html" target="_hplink">Curious Read</a>)

  • Black And White

    Our favorite part of this is the matching arm-bands and necklace. (Via <a href="http://www.awkwardpromnight.com/awkwardpromnight/WebPages/Details.aspx?videoid=57cd51e7-12b9-487d-ac97-8e621bf52cfc&title=How To Pick a Date For the Prom Photo" target="_hplink">Awkward Prom Night</a>)

  • Camouflage

    Undetectable amongst the wooded dance floor. (Via <a href="http://thechive.com/2009/04/21/worst-prom-photos-ever-18-photos/" target="_hplink">The Chive</a>)

  • Patriots

    Show pride in this great nation. (Via <a href="http://www.awkwardpromnight.com/awkwardpromnight/WebPages/Details.aspx?videoid=e4592148-2df7-4527-84e9-cbc67e504996&title=Go Canada! Sorry, got you mixed up with someone else." target="_hplink">Awkward Prom Night</a>)

  • Make Room On The Dance Floor

    The slow dance part of the night is definitely trickier in that dress. (Via <a href="http://thechive.com/2009/04/21/worst-prom-photos-ever-18-photos/" target="_hplink">The Chive</a>)

  • Pre-Nyan Cat

    That flying rainbow pop-tart kitty has nothing on this couple. (Via <a href="http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/554126/" target="_hplink">eBaum's World</a>)

  • Peace

    The fact that they got the peace sign to overlap so perfectly is amazing. (Via <a href="http://www.curiousread.com/2010/09/24-funniest-prom-photos-ive-ever-seen.html" target="_hplink">Curious Read</a>)

  • Star Wars Prom

    We're kind of upset that we didn't think of this. (Via <a href="http://thechive.com/2009/04/21/worst-prom-photos-ever-18-photos/" target="_hplink">The Chive</a>)

  • Fuzzy

    Looks a little uncomfortable to dance in though. (Via <a href="http://www.awkwardpromnight.com/awkwardpromnight/WebPages/Details.aspx?videoid=71a98e8c-e73c-4bb5-a065-5997eb9a4f03&title=She looks normal. He looks fury." target="_hplink">Awkward Prom Night</a>)

  • Queen Of Hearts

    We have a feeling that teapot is spiked. (Via <a href="http://www.curiousread.com/2010/09/24-funniest-prom-photos-ive-ever-seen.html" target="_hplink">Curious Read</a>)

  • Rainbows And Lightning Bolts

    Colorful outfit choices. (Via <a href="http://www.awkwardpromnight.com/awkwardpromnight/WebPages/Details.aspx?videoid=0a8539c8-9e25-4c98-b5e3-c5f8791463ca&title=Hilarious High School Prom Dresses - Rainbow Style" target="_hplink">Awkward Prom Night</a>)

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