It’s that time of the year – prom season! From the tuxes to the dresses, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime night where students everywhere ball out for the perfect evening. Wanting to get in on the promtastic fun – Journeys teamed up with Converse to bring a one-of-a-kind, customized prom-themed event to one lucky city this May.
For the past two months, high school students nationwide have had the opportunity to vote via online and social media to win the ultimate “Off To Prom” event for their city. Teens from Houston, Texas brought the fury and won with the most overall engagement.
The event is going down on May 17th and will be hosted by singer Baby Ariel and Daniel Skye – a RCA recording artist who has garnered over 40 million streams of his own on Spotify. It will even include a special performance by GRAMMY Award-winning artist Daya.
Celeb Secrets caught up with Daniel Skye to get all the dets about the big event! Read our full interview here:
Celeb Secrets: Hi Daniel! What can you tell us about this event?
Daniel Skye: “First off, I want to say thank you so much for having me! Yeah, so Journeys ultimate prom event is powered by Converse, and we started off in February, and we put the power into students’ hands across the country to bring a custom prom to their city. And after voting for like a month, Houston ended up being the winning city – so congrats to Houston! It went off by the acronym OTP – which means One True Pair – which also relates to their shoes, Converse. Every one is going to be bring their OTP, I will be bringing my OTP Baby Ariel and it’s going to be a great time!
Celeb Secrets: What can students expect that are attending?
Daniel Skye: “So first off, Daya Grammy Award-winning artist will be performing at the prom event so that’s awesome and the theme of the prom is “Famous AF” so there will be a red carpet, confetti cannon and a photo booth and you have to be 13-19 to attend.”
Celeb Secrets: How can students attend?
Daniel Skye: “So if you live in Houston and you voted for the prom event, you’ll get an email to RSVP. If didn’t vote and still want to go now, you can go to JourneysOTP.com and get in from there.”
Celeb Secrets: This is about the big dance! Did you go to prom?
Daniel Skye: “Actually I never went to prom, but this is going to be my first one so I’m excited!”
Celeb Secrets: Are you going to go all out – the tux, corsage, the nice ride? Treat it like your real first prom?
Daniel Skye: “I don’t know, but I’m definitely going to be all out for it. I don’t know what I’m going to wear yet, but it will be nice.”
Celeb Secrets: Do you have the shoes picked out?
Daniel Skye: “Yeah, yeah! I’ve got my red converses.”
Celeb Secrets: That’s a classic!
Daniel Skye: “Yep!”
Celeb Secrets: Awesome, well I definitely think it’s going to be great. I can’t wait to see all the visuals and social media is going to go crazy.
Daniel Skye: “Yeah – it’s going to be awesome!”
Celeb Secrets: Are there any projects that you’re working on right now that you’re pretty excited about?
Daniel Skye: “Absolutely, I just dropped my new single “Say It” with Baby Ariel and that’s been doing great. Fans have been checking out the video, we shot the video as well. I also have been working on my next single, the single for the summer and that’s going to be dropping very soon so I’ve super excited about that. I’m super pumped. Fans can stay tuned for that one!”
Celeb Secrets: Talk to me about your process for creating songs.
Daniel Skye: “Occasionally, I’ll get an idea outside of the studio and maybe make a voice note or write a note down that you can bring in. But a lot of time it’s just sitting down in the studio and brainstorming and really just trying to make it happen.”
Celeb Secrets: Last question – we are Celeb Secrets, do you have a secret that you can share with us that your fans might not know?
Daniel Skye: “My fans might know this, but I love bulldogs. That’s a secret that my fans might not know. I love my bulldog, Wheezy.”
For all Journeys Presents: Off To Prom Event, powered by Converse updates and the official event countdown, check out journeys.com/OTP.