Last night, wifey, some friends and I, celebrated New Year's Eve, Eve. They have a big dance at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz, California on December 30, with a nice band. We went.
The advantage of a New Year's Eve, Eve party is that you avoid the crowds and the drunks of December 31. It's also far less crowded in the restaurants, and you can easily find a parking place.
Santa Cruz was quiet and seemingly deserted last night when we drove into town, and that was actually rather nice. We had dinner with our friends, then walked back to the Cocoanut Grove where we danced to the Joe Sharino band, who play classical rock music. They're very good. The Grove was crowded with people, as the event is well attended.
So tonight, the REAL New Year's Eve, I'll be staying home and watching all the hoopla on television. When the ball drops, I will also drop, into bed.
Happy New Year, all.