ZZ Top plays a high school prom … in 1971

This photo is taken at the 1971 senior prom at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in Orange, Texas.

Apparently, at one point between agreeing to play the prom and actually playing the gig, ZZ Top broke out huge. They attempted to get out of the contract, but the school wasn’t able to find a replacement band to fill their shoes, so ZZ Top actually played the show to an audience of less that 100 people.

It was reported that people trying to see the famous bad were climbing through the windows trying to crash the prom, just to see ZZ Top perform.