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    EDIT: All right, I give up. I started this thread to find out about locations that celebrate New Year's properly. But instead you all would rather detail how you're staying home for New Year's this year. I bow to thread drift.

    I'm not bitter at all.

    So what are you doing for New Year's? I'm staying home too. I'm in Anchorage Fucking Alaska, and when I say "If there was a bright center of the galaxy, this is the place it's furthest from," I mean it more literally than Luke did. It's fucking cold and dark and dead here.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    My family, or more specifically my dad and his friends, spends New Years at my house or one of their houses getting plastered on crappy American beer and laughing together. Personaly, I prefer getting tipsy through malt liquor and either watching movies or fucking around on the internet.

    Essentially, I'll probably do the same thing as I do every other day, but with alcohol involved. Yay me.
    • CommentAuthortmofee
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    I remember the 2000 new years party, my home town of around 20000 people closed off the main street, people were allowed pretty much anywhere, all the hotels/motels opened up their first floor balconies, there were people drunk on rooftops and noone seemed to care (and noone was hurt surprisingly) - insane night, sadly the town will probably never see something like that again.

    Not sure about this year yet. Going out, but the clubs where I live now are pretty average...
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    Last new years was spent playing Wii sports and Twilight Princess. I didn't even drink, although I did smoke a joint.
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    The best place I ever spent New Year's Eve was in New Orleans. Forget Mardi Gras, New Year's is the time to go.
    • CommentAuthorbiglig
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    Hmmph, as an IT guy I spent the 2000 new years alone in a hotel near our Dublin office in case it blew up when the year changed, starving hungry because it was $1000 a head or something to get into the restaurant.

    I suppose it was memorable...
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    Year 2000 I was working in A&E, pulling a toothpick out of a four year old's foot. Then ten minutes later dealing with dead kiddies from an awful car crash.

    This year I'm doing medical cover for Trafalgar Square and writing a bit for The Guardian about it mostly via live-blogging.

    I like working it - it gets crazy, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, but you always end up having a memorable night.

    And I don't have to welcome in the new year with a hangover.
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    this year: house show in tucson with my colonial thrashing crew while GEORGE MOSHINGTON plays in the living room of the paty. house shows=the best shows possible.
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    Edinburgh. Do Hogmany properly!
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    Though I confess I'll be at home with the wives, possibly playing Scrabble...
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    EDIT: Never mind.
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I honestly don't have the faintest clue where I was on Jan 1 2000.

    As I get older I have been making a point of curling up in bed with a good book.

    In the late 90's I was in jail and after the end of the year the jail was going nonsmoking. This was a huge deal as of the 200 prisoners on my unit I was the only nonsmoker(I had mixed feelings about it). The guys were discussing what to do and the funniest thing I heard was the idea of a sit down protest. You go out in the yard and refuse to get up and come back in. I laughed and pointed out that as it was Jan 1 in Saskatchewan the weather was probably going to be around -45 and they would all freeze to death before any of the undoubtedly drunk guards even noticed. I was laughing until someone came up with the next idea which was lynching the only nonsmoking inmate.

    Fortunately I was let out before Xmass (I love Canada) and did not have to be in a huge room with 200 scary dudes going cold turkey on new years.

    A good book and some yummy treats and a thick blanket are definitly my idea of a good time now.
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    If it were up to me, I'd be at The DNA Lounge, because they always put a good holiday show on. Had a terrific Halloween there a few years back.

    (Jan 1 2000, I was in Germany, drinking champagne and watching fireworks. This year, I'll be at home with family getting bladdered.)
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
    I'll be driving home from the #$%^#$%^T airport. Or be stuck in an airplane if there are delays.

    I have one firework leftover from July 4th to set off when I get home.
    • CommentAuthorpygmy
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2007
    Last year I stayed at home, programming Joust in BASIC on my TRS-80. It was Cincinnati, smack in the middle of the ghetto, so it sounded like Beirut outside, and I love* the smell of gunpowder. Pretty fun.

    I like smallish parties, this year I'm going to a semi-formal masquerade at an art gallery. My man-thing will be DJing, and there will be an opium den!! Not actually with opium, though. Should be a hoot.
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    I imagine my New Year is going to be very similar to Weekend At Bernie's 2.

    But I say that every year.
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    Throwing a party at my house and celebrating my birthday.
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    No fucking clue what I'm doing New Years eve... in fact I had to look up what day it falls on. I will probably spend most of it working.
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    I plan to spend New Years Eve at home alone, with only my dog and a six pack of cheap,foul, American beer to keep me company.

    Keep in mind this is how I spend every evening, though
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2007
    Drunk and disorderly.

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