Most of us stay away on nights like this and if we party at all, we party at the homes of friends. Better to make NYE a quiet time with close friends, and let the folks from Iowa crowd the streets and public places. It will all return to normal for the rest of us in a few days.
Well said.... I usually get invited to several parties, may attend one, then home. Nothing too wild, I want to remember my changeover to 2013... or any other year...lol
I get what you guys mean. I do like to go out on New Year's Eve, but it is more difficult to do if you don't plan ahead. But at the same time, sometimes the lack of planning can lead to an unexpected good time. It's definitely a "roll of the dice" though.
One year we went to Niagara (Canadian side) for the New Year, but didn't set up anything with a cabbie for getting us back to our hotel. A few of our friends left for the room early and made it back fine. 3 of us guys and 1 girl decided to stay and party a bit more. At the end of the night, we couldn't find a cab... even at 5 am it was impossible to get a cab.
We wound up walking around for about 30 mins looking for a cab. We ran into so many random people. We even started a dance off with another group in the middle of the road using the music that was spilling onto the streets from the closet bar for a beat. The cops broke us up because we were blocking traffic, but it was a solid 5 mins of fun.
So we eventually decided to whore out the girl to find a ride home. Us three guys hid while the girl stood on the street trying to flag down a car.
Two cars stopped pretty quick, but didn't have room for the four of us. The third car to stop wound up being a guy driving by himself. Our friend asked the guy for a ride for all us and when he said, "Yes." The girl waved for us guys to hop into the car. We rushed the car and hopped in before the guy could process what had happened.
You could see from the guys face he was expecting to be riding back with a car full of sexy ladies. We talked to the guy and found out he was actually on his way to his girlfriend's (which made me feel better about our deceit). He had just left work and was planning to spend the rest of the day with her.
Anyways, he got us to our hotel safe and we threw him a 20 for his troubles. But this is why I like to go out on nights like this because I often find myself in these random situations.