Keeping it simple on New Years Eve!
Back to basics (again) on New Years Eve in Hoboken 2011
Hoboken411 has covered New Year’s Eve in the Mile Square many different ways over the past 6 years. From the awesome Bloomfield Street Fireworks and Adams Street Fireworks, to detailing every last bar & restaurant, their specials, the cost and so on.
But after taking a look back year after year, and putting it all into perspective – you realize that all the planning and none of those bar details really matter much at all in the long run.
Below are some logical tips for the perennial party to ring in that special digit of the new year!
Top 5 common sense tips while ringing in 2012!
- You really feel the need to party? Then pick a place you like, regardless of cost. If $10 here or $20 there really impacts you that much – think about staying home. You shouldn’t be out partying anyway with such little dough.
- Are you one of the maroons that over-does it, gets too drunk, vomits and passes out? Then treat New Year’s Eve like any other night you might have some drinks with friends: sensibly. No tangible reason to drown in alcohol tonight versus the other 364 days a year. You DO NOT win a prize for over-consumption, except “laughing stock of the year” on your Facebook account.
- Speaking of getting sick – it might be best to avoid champagne altogether (and all sugary drinks). That stuff is a guaranteed recipe for feeling crappy with bad hangovers. Also drink many glasses of water between each drink. You will thank me on Sunday if you can stick to that plan.
- Remember that New Year’s Eve is often referred to as “Amateur Night.” You will undoubtedly encounter idiots that don’t possess common sense and should be avoided. Drunk drivers, meat head loud-mouths, instigators, tool-bags and more. Another reason why a level head this weekend goes a lot further than you’d imagine.
- You do not have to publicize what you “did” that on New Year’s Eve. Yep, that’s right! Be a mystery. Relax a little! Stop competing with friends you wouldn’t even trust holding a rusty penny for you. Just think for a moment to yourself – “Can I actually live my live without updating some kind of social networking account for a week? Is that possible without me being strapped to a gurney?”
My bottom line is, that the older I get – the less I enjoy feeling “obligated” to do anything. Just because everyone else is doing it – doesn’t mean you have to. Pick your own course for fun – whenever you feel the time is right. When I think back about the year 2011 – the best moments were always impromptu – and on my schedule. And I plan on keeping it that way!
Click if you’re still interested in some 2011 Hoboken New Year’s specials.
Whatever you do this weekend – ENJOY – and have a great 2012!