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New Year’s 2021

The every now and then traditional New Year’s post of what happened on New Year’s Eve. I can’t believe I have been keeping this list for 3 decades and now going into the 4th!! This year was more eventful than past occasions since for the first time in several years we celebrated with friends – even if it was over Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic. .

Here we go….
1990-1995 – Disneyland
1995/6 – Universal CityWalk
1996/7 – Disneyland
1997/8 – Club Universe
1998/9 – Dad’s House
1999/2000 – The crazy disco Hollywood sign affair
2000/1 – Santa Barbara
2001/2 – Working at Disneyland
2002/3 – Working at Disneyland/Horrible Club in Hollywood
2003/4 – Quality Time at Home
2004/5 – Sick at Home
2005/6 – Working at Buzz
2006/7 – Quality Time at Home
2007/8 – Quality Time at Home (I’m certain I was asleep well before midnight)
2008/9 – Working at Disneyland/Long Beach Bar with Nathan and Daniel
2009/10 – I worked until 10 at Disneyland then raced home to watch CNN.
2010/11 – Got off work in plenty of time, but sat at home and watched CNN, fell asleep at 12:05
2011/12 – Attempted to see New Year’s Spectacular at Disney California Adventure, but by 10pm it was so foggy you could barely see the top of Mickey’s Fun Wheel. Headed home where I watched a History Channel show on what happens after a pandemic, and then CNN.
2012/13 – Hanging out with Eric and Arthur at Disney California Adventure. Much libation and a great time was had by all!
2013/14 – A repeat of last year, but with more people along for the ride. Eric and Arthur invited some of their friends and we were up to 10 people at the peak. Note for next year, if repeated, take the bus!
2014/2015 – Funchal, Madeira with Nathan and Mark at the Vine Hotel watching the spectacular Fireworks show.
2015/2016 – Double the countdown: Hanging out in a Shanghai Club for midnight local time and then hours later, getting to watch Anderson and Kathy on CNN.
2016/2017 – Another year watching TV celebrations around the world..
2017/2018 – Asleep well before midnight
2018/2019 – Watching Police Squad on DVD
2019/2020 – Watching Poseidon Adventure on Plex drinking Bubly Sparkling Water
2020/2021 – Zoom Call with Tara, Windy, Daniel and I watching Terror Train with Jaime Lee Curtis and then the Animal Crossing New Horizons Countdown Celebration on our Nintendo Switches.