As he dances with Elena, Stefan scans the crowd for this vampire he's never seen, so finally Elena sets Stefan up to give us a MYTHOLOGY MOMENT: These vampires are not gifted with any sort of way to sense one another. This seems not to quite square with the fact that he immediately knew Vicki was turning into a vampire, but I'll give the show the benefit of the doubt. He may just have recognized her behavior, after all. When he asks Elena if she sees anyone specific, she says, "Not unless he has a pompadour." Stefan cracks that that wasn't one of the better fashion trends, which makes me think he hasn't looked in a mirror lately, even though these vampires can. I mean, he doesn't have a pompadour, but if you accused him of having the post-modern version of one, I'm not sure how he could defend himself. Oh hey, maybe that's what Damon's hair snark was all about. Elena wants to see vintage pictures of Stefan but he insists they're all burned and buried. She also wants to know about the '50s. In her head, it's all American Bandstand and Grease, varsity sweaters, and milkshakes. Stefan, the socially conscious vampire can't let her get away with romantic imagery, even at a high school dance. "That and... you know, McCarthyism and segregation, and the nuclear arms race." Elena, bless, won't let him pee on her parade. "Okay, but there were poodle skirts." Stefan echoes her: "There were poodle skirts." Elena laughs and tells him he's so teaching her how to hand jive. Stefan's all no way, but in a cute way, because these two do make an adorable couple. It's nice to see them have some awesome together, after all the awfsome.
Jeremy's working the punch station when who should appear but his new groupie stalker, Anna. He's a bit taken aback by her presence at the dance and accuses her of pretending they're dating when they're not. She mocks him. "Oh, you mean stalking... yeah," then promptly tells him to get over himself. She's never been to a school dance. "Humor me." Is anyone else who has any experience with current school safety policy, sitting around in wide-eyed wonder at the utter lack of security at this dance on school grounds? Dear Mystic Falls School Committee: This is a post-Columbine world. Why can any adult show up and assume a chaperone role? How can 20-something year old (looking) men like Damon and Humpty Dumpty have the run of the place? What the hell is wrong with you people? Where's She's-the-Sheriff?