Happy New Year my lovelys!
What did you do to ring in the new year?
Dave and I had to go to a wedding on New Year’s Eve in South Lake Tahoe. It was fun and low-key since it was his third marriage and her second. Eventually some of us left to check out the scene on the street as we’d heard there was supposedly 50,000 people who’d come to South Lake Tahoe for New Year’s Eve.
Our hotel was two blocks from from the casinos, so as we walked up, we could hear the crowd yelling and cheering. The closer we got, we saw that it wasn’t just a ton of people, it was people packed butt to crotch in the street in 20 degree weather. Beer was being shaken and sent spurting into the crowd. We even saw two fireworks thrown into the crowd as they were still going off.
We were standing on the outskirts on a side street near the port-o-potties, and some drunk guy got up on the handicapped port-o-potty and started jumping up and down. I think most of us would have been thrilled to see him fall through the roof of the port-o-potty (as long as he didn’t get hurt, of course).
A girl squatted and peed right behind my friend. Her boyfriend had to help her button up her pants, as even though she was able to control her bodily functions, she wasn’t sober enough to button her pants.
Dave and I ended up herding ourselves into the casino. As we were doing that, a guy was climbing a traffic light and had made it all the way to the top. I’m amazed he didn’t fall since the pole had to be icy. Dave and I held hands as we jumped into the crowd pushing into the casino against the crowd pushing out of the casino. You just had to keep pushing the person in front of you, keep the crowd moving, in order to get into the casino. We didn’t stay long, but it was amazing to see that many people in the casino.
Dave and I didn’t drink, and even though it was freezing, it was a blast watching that many drunk people. One guy was propelling a girl forward while she dry heaved. I wanted to wait and see if she’d yak, but Dave insisted we keep moving.
This was hands down the most exciting New Year’s Eve I’ve ever had. I think I’ve been to three New Year’s Eve parties in my life, including this one. Next year will probably find me back into my normal routine: staying home.
So what’d you do this New Year’s Eve? Or what’s the best New Year’s Eve you’ve ever had?