I don’t know why New Year’s Eve gets such a bad rap. Of all the holidays it has always been my favorite. Maybe it’s the sense of rebirth. Maybe it’s the decided less religious and military/patriotism aspect of it. Maybe it’s the booze and drugs. But judging from the interwebs, I may be among the few of my friends who really enjoy New Year’s Eve.
Madd and I were going back and forth the last couple of days trying to figure out what to do. I didn’t really care what we did, and she wanted to see fireworks. Unfortunately here in LA, the only thing we could find that had fireworks were some shitty ones at the Queen Mary and some stupid ones at Marina Del Rey that would start when New York City celebrated their New Year’s at 9 pm local time. What kind of bullshit is that?
We ended up going to Grand Park to celebrate with around 50,000 of our closest friends. Metro was free, the event was free and even though there were no fireworks there were 3-D projection onto City Hall. We had funnel cake which is always a win. Here are some snapshots:
Edit: Here is a 30-second video of the revelry in DTLA.