It is always a great experience to do something that has been sitting on your wish list for a while.
Being at Times Square, NY was a amazing, tiresome, unique experience, which CAN’T happen anywhere in the whole wide world. I love New York City and Times Square. For me It was awesome to be around 1 million people celebrating the new year. Practically the biggest celebration of the new year in the World!!
Yes It was crowded, It was even almost impossible to move your feet without falling or to dance on a song without crushing someones legs but It was all happening, We were a group of 6-8 guys who were waiting on the 46th Street from 2pm for the midnight (Yes we went there around 2 pm and still could only reach around 46th – 47th street), the countdown and the ball drop (42nd street).
Frankly speaking, there is nothing special about the ball drop that 1 million people gather to see. It is just the way it has been, and It’s just the way I think It will be. Its city’s own style of celebrating the new year. The lights of New York City and the music there was the only thing that can make you survive the crowd, the time.
You get the see the live performances by some good singers, for 2012 celebration we had Drake, Justin Bieber, Pitbull and some really cool Spanish singer, I don’t know the name. I don’t care to mention Lady Gaga, as she was boring as hell. If you ever wanna go there, have some quick bites for you handy like chocolates, chips etc. You don’t want to take sodas and drinks with you, unless you wish to rush out to find a place to pee, We had one of that kind in our group, he ended up seeing ball drop from the place where you can not actually see the ball, 😛
The best part for me was that I was with some of my very close friends and we were having a great night, when hungry the pizza guys showed up distributing pizza (NOT FREE…). We caught some flying caps and hit some beach balls around. The crowd near us was friendly and pretty so there was a little to complain except crying feet. The weather was surprisingly awesome which I thought was a great plus point. There is not much you can say, its the energy you feel when you were around the crowd, the music and the event.
And the most awaited midnight came, the countdown was amazing, the shout outs were loud, people were happy, the ball finally dropped, the songs were great, It was as if the most lively city was never alive before. Lovers kissing, Friends hugging, millions of colorful paper flakes fell from the sky.. It was awesome. For me, my girlfriend wasn’t around for the midnight kiss but I survived that somehow..
Times Square at New Years eve was one of the thing that I wanted to do while I am on the east coast and It finally happened and I loved it.
If you ever want to go, make sure, you are okay with HUGE crowd, have patience, and can stand for more than 6 hours. If so, you should definitely go with your best buds, girlfriend/boyfriend or your spouse if you are still young for this :P.
If you think you would enjoy that, You will have a really tiresome experience but It will all be worth in the end.
Here are some pics if you want to see them..Of course these are just iphone pics in the crowd, If you would like to see really good images search google images for “new years eve 2012 time square”