Big Ol' Texas-Sized Mums are one of Texas' ridiculous, wondrous, silly idiosyncrasies. New to Texas? Mums are the corsages-on-steroids that high schoolers wear during the week of the homecoming football game.
Forget tiaras and hot dates. Who needs a few rhinestones flattening the meticulously coiled tendrils falling stylistically from the up-swept 'do that your aunt's friend spent 90 minutes pinning and spraying when you can construct a chromed-out chest-wreath that would impress even Xzibit? (Sadly, that reference will likely soar over even the Class of 2016′s loftiest coif.)
We scoured social media for this year's best and tossed in a few throwbacks that deserve another shout-out.
This year's crop
Some beloved alumni
A-plus performances: MUMford & Sons, Super Mario Mum and Beyonce feat. a "light-up singing weave"