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Jester
12-30-2012, 08:37 AM
No plans here. Just staying home with the wife and kids. We used to celebrate with a bit more enthusiasm. I was living in NYC for 99/00. Went to Vegas for 00/01 with my wife-to-be. We were drinking at a bar at the MGM that caught on fire. It was a bit of a stampede as the place was evacuated, but I donít think anyone was hurt.

What are you doing this year? Do you have any particularly memorable ones?

Harker1440
12-30-2012, 09:57 AM
This year I have a gig like most years.
My best NYE was last year when I ran in the New Year with the wife and kids @ The Magic Kingdom in Florida

veinbuster
12-30-2012, 10:01 AM
Home with the wife.

tiboy
12-30-2012, 10:09 AM
Home alone watching college football. My wife is visiting a friend. I have no desire to be in Erie, PA in January where one can get frostbite walking between the car and front door to the house.

t.shamone
12-30-2012, 10:44 AM
Helping out a good friend and playing bass in his band.

docbennett
12-30-2012, 10:57 AM
It's been difficult to surpass New Year's Eve of '74/'75 at the New York Academy of Music. Blue Oyster Cult finally came on at 3:00 AM. Carmen and Camel as the opening acts were bad. BOC was great and Eric Bloom kept his New Year's resolution and shaved his beard on stage during the finale.

These days it's a lot less exciting. No Dick Clark to make fun of this year.

Mikegarveyblues
12-30-2012, 12:08 PM
Definately staying in. Think i'll curl up with my girlfriend and some beer and watch Jools Holland.

Shawn@PRS
12-30-2012, 12:36 PM
NYE, also know as Amateur Night. I'll be staying home as usual.

alantig
12-30-2012, 12:42 PM
Home as always. Or "lame, as always", I'm sure my daughter will say. Will likely flip between New Year's Rocking Eve, just to see what they say about Dick Clark, and will likely spend most of the time watching Kathy Griffin on CNN. Unless I decide to toss in a DVD instead.

sergiodeblanc
12-30-2012, 12:45 PM
Crying in the shower.

LSchefman
12-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Nothing special, probably just fly to NYC, hang out with Bono, watch some football, maybe jam a little and help him learn how to cop a Coldplay vibe.

themike
12-30-2012, 02:06 PM
Nothing special, probably just fly to NYC, hang out with Bono.

Oh good - I didn't think I would know anyone at Bono's shindig - see you there :P

docbennett
12-30-2012, 02:18 PM
Nothing special, probably just fly to NYC, hang out with Bono, ...


Oh good - I didn't think I would know anyone at Bono's shindig - see you there :P

Whatchoo guys talkin' about. Hate to break it to you...but one of his ex's...the one he did the TV variety show with... Ms. Sarkasian.... told me that Sonny died in a skiing accident many years ago :bawling:. You guys hanging out with Chastity?? I mean Chaz? I mean.....:dontknow:

Jedi
12-30-2012, 04:15 PM
Have a gig...

cwhenke
12-30-2012, 05:50 PM
Staying home this year.

Most memorable was 99/00...just me and my then-fiancee in Dillon, Colorado...watching fireworks over the water.

Man...life before kids...that seems like ages ago.

vchizzle
12-30-2012, 08:06 PM
Think we're going out for dinner and coming home, watch a movie or something.

markie
12-30-2012, 08:28 PM
I have not been given my NYE schedule yet, but I suspect at least 1 Grandchild will be involved :D

docbennett
12-31-2012, 06:28 AM
I have not been given my NYE schedule yet, but I suspect at least 1 Grandchild will be involved :D

Mark...you're very lucky. My grandson is 5 months old, and he lives in Virginia...I only get to see him very infrequently, or via "Skype-type" interactions. Have a wonderful evening with your offspring's offspring.

Boogie
12-31-2012, 06:51 AM
Got a gig in the dive-y-est dive bar we play. I expect nudity - wanted and unwanted - by 9:30pm. :o A hellova way to break in the new amp. :D

tdiers
12-31-2012, 06:58 AM
Home with the wife and kids. More fun than going out.

wilerty
12-31-2012, 10:12 AM
Out to dinner at 7PM with same friends for about 30 years. Then back to his house with three couples to play Apples to Apples until the ball drops. Very little drinking ...

themike
12-31-2012, 10:28 AM
Out to dinner at 7PM with same friends for about 30 years. Then back to his house with three couples to play Apples to Apples until the ball drops. Very little drinking ...

If you like Apples to Apples Bill I suggest you check out Cards Against Humanity. Just recently got a set and am still in pain from laughing.

(Sick humor warning, obviously | http://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com/ )

sergiodeblanc
12-31-2012, 12:10 PM
If you like Apples to Apples Bill I suggest you check out Cards Against Humanity. Just recently got a set and am still in pain from laughing.

(Sick humor warning, obviously | http://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com/ )

Played this last year at thanksgiving, my ladies 80 year old grandmother kept getting the raunchiest cards! Good times.

iahawk36
12-31-2012, 01:10 PM
Sitting at home with the wife and kids....probably wait for them all to fall asleep and then watch the ball drop in my office while holding a guitar. :D

Dirty Bob
12-31-2012, 01:22 PM
NYE, also know as Amateur Night. I'll be staying home as usual.


This.

Dirty Bob
12-31-2012, 01:23 PM
Sitting at home with the wife and kids....probably wait for them all to fall asleep and then watch the ball drop in my office while holding a guitar. :D

and most likely this!

Goldtop
12-31-2012, 01:23 PM
I plan to have a nice evening alone. Nothing new there, but tonight I'll have (A) a nice bottle of inexpensive champagne from some liquor store with a driveup window, (B) DVDs from The Who (Live in Texas '75) and Led Zeppelin (Celebration Day), (C) various other music, and (D) my SE One - NO thanks to Santa! - to keep me company. Safe, sound, and off the icy streets.
May everyone have a SAFE and FUN night. Happy New Year to you all! :congrats:

Lloyd/Goldtop/Queen of Clubs

TDPRS1
12-31-2012, 02:37 PM
Gig tonight. Never really liked playing on NYE tho... (rather be home wearing sweats & slippers) :)

Boogie
12-31-2012, 02:47 PM
check out Cards Against Humanity. Just recently got a set and am still in pain from laughing.

(Sick humor warning, obviously | http://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com/ )

+100

We played with our adult sons and turned purple and rolled on the floor uncontrollably several times. Highly recommended! Play with the inlaws if you need revenge for something.

rugerpc
12-31-2012, 04:21 PM
I'm printing out a paper version oc CardsAgainstHumanity now... We have another couple coming over for dinner and games.

I'll give a SitRep later or an After Action Report tomorrow. :)

Herr Squid
12-31-2012, 05:10 PM
If you like Apples to Apples Bill I suggest you check out Cards Against Humanity. Just recently got a set and am still in pain from laughing.

(Sick humor warning, obviously | http://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com/ )

OMG!! :congrats:

Must. Try. Tonight!!

dadoffive
01-01-2013, 08:02 AM
Quiet evening was spent with wife and our two girls, flipping back and forth between Anderson Cooper-Kathy Griffin and the "other shows" that hosted the Biebs/Taylor Swift, etc. (kept the 9 year old happy). Fortunately, the 7 year old can't stand either one.

Mikegarveyblues
01-01-2013, 08:42 AM
Definately staying in. Think i'll curl up with my girlfriend and some beer and watch Jools Holland.

Definately NOT staying in next year! The neighbours started their 'party' at 6pm and finished around 5am.

One of the best New Years I had was when I spent New Years in a Chinese Resteaurant in L'pools Chinatown. Only a handful of customers, but everyone was totally relaxed. We toasted New Years and carried on with our meal before finishing the night in an Irish bar. No queing up for hours to buy a beer or paying extortionate prices, just a chilled evening with some good food, good drink and good company!

rugerpc
01-02-2013, 03:10 PM
After Action Report:

I printed out a paper version of Cards Against Humanity and we played it New Year's Eve. It took about 3 or four rounds before we really got into the spirit of the game - I was not expecting quite that level of inappropriateness. But once we loosened up, it got better. The funniest part of the game was that the meekest of the women kept getting all of the truly raunchy and descriptive cards to play - and she won the game by a over a 2-1 margin of the next highest player...

An enjoyable game to be sure, but it needs the proper audience - or copious amounts of alcohol.