Not a chance.
Even when I was younger and was out 4 to 5 nights a week, there were always 3 nights I avoided going to the bars...
St. Patrick's Day
New Year's Eve
Those were the nights all the amateurs came out. I just can't stand large crowds of drunks.
Even when there not in the same place as me, getting home always ends up with encountering a few of the walking (or driving) brain dead..
Let me break it down for everyone. If you give the average person a chance, he will be "stupid" on you. Along with herd mentality, hate and tremendous selfishness is being inculcated in our society. Purposful lack of common sense is teetering our society. And hey, lets just "dance" around the Elephant in the room cause that's where things lye, denial of reality.Must have been the 1970s when I noticed humans were herd mentality crazy.
How many calendars do humans have now and how many do we know of from past civilizations?
What exactly happens at midnight Dec 31?
Ever been to actual Times Square for the "event"?
I tried once circa 1990 and the pulsating non negotiable mob stopped us 1/4 mile from ground zero.
They SEEM smart?
But then I used to choose to get on the highway at the same time every morning, with four times as many other cars as the capacity of the road to work.
What gives with humanity?
Scientists keep testing humans and concluding humans are more intelligent than almost every other living thing.
How do we keep gathering en masses to make just terrible decisions, resulting in basically crapping where we eat and sleep?
I love people, but mob mentality is people at our worst.
It's weird to hear about--and especially, to be in--places that still have indoor smoking. That's been over with in these parts for over 10 years.Gigging about an hour away from the house, the major concern is winter weather moving in. I may have to spring for a hotel but my preference is to make it home, we'll see. My wife doesn't want to go because this particular club allows smoking, we played NYE there two years ago and she was sick for a couple weeks after. Last year's NYE gig was called off and we haven't played since the first of November because our steel player had a nasty bout with..um...something that caused us to cancel a couple gigs. I understand the club is sold out so it should be a fun night. I'll hang out in the green room between sets away from most of the folks; I don't drink when we play out, particularly on NYE with weather coming in.
I'm looking forward to playing but I'd rather stay home with my wife but I could use some gear bucks but the weather is gonna suck and I'll probably have a smoke hangover but it will be good to see my band brothers and play some. I suppose it's what I signed up for but I'm thinking I'll do one more year and evaluate it again at the end of next year.
This is pretty much coming through the way I thought it would.
The big question is what movies to stream. I have some good filet mignon at home; that will work.
Absolutely not. I lost the desire to go out and party until midnight many years ago. Great thing about living on the west coast is all the TV celebrations are over by 9, then they replay, so I can go to bed at 10, then get woken up by fireworks at midnight, and go back to sleep. The New Year doesn't care if I'm awake to welcome it in or not, it's going to come anyway.