Students at Huntley High School just outside of Chicago got an amazing surprise at their prom on Saturday when The Chainsmokers decided to crash for a unexpected performance. After Grammy award-winning duo Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall noticed the dance at the Hyatt Regency Hotel near the venue they were set to play at that night, they hopped over and put on a 10-minute show. "Crashed this prom just now. It was across the street from our arena show, so why not :)," they tweeted alongside an epic photo with the sea of students.
While the surprise appeared to be last-minute, the whole thing was actually planned. The school's principal, Scott Rowe, told the Chicago Daily Herald that he had been talking to the band's manager for a few weeks after one of the students sent them a letter. "It was probably the toughest secret I've ever kept, because I knew the kids were going to go crazy for it," he said. "They just kind of came from backstage and just started performing 'Closer.' The kids weren't exactly sure what was going on. About three words in, somebody screamed 'That's The Chainsmokers!' It says a lot about those guys and how cool they are to their fans." And if anyone is bummed thinking that this is a one-time thing, the band tweeted, "Your prom could be next."
Crashed this prom just now. It was across the street from our arena show, so why not :) pic.twitter.com/BIOdSrfMKd
- THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) April 30, 2017