Throw Yer Hands Up

Throw Yer Hands Up

Why you should care

Because we all love something new.

We love the absolute urgency of New Year’s Eve. The countdowns, the hankering for a kiss like nothing you’ve seen since your prom. We think of Harry Burns rushing to the side of Sally AlbrightIt’s not because I’m lonely! — and we think of Y2K, god, we think of Y2K, and how nothing happened. But that doesn’t diminish the thrill.

Whether you are celebrating on a beach in Cancún, with family you see just once a year, with your frattiest friends, or snoozing on your couch — gotta be well rested for your New Year’s resolutions!! — we hope you feel that spark tonight. No matter what your party scene, we’ve corralled a few of our favorites for you today. For the classy: open your champagne tonight not with a pop but with a saber. Or cop some dance moves from New Orleans’ enigmatic performer. (If you’re a bit more aggressive, try the fight-moves of Oakland’s rowdiest fête, Hoodslam.) Covet the fabulous life of Miami’s Gatsby, or get wild yourself, create a massive rave, and secede from the world, creating your own nation for the night a la the Kazantip Republic.

But be safe: don’t end up like the 1970s’ sex-filled tragic doorman Haoui Montaug. And stay far, far away from the nastiest party drug around these days — meow meow. Be well, OZY friends, and we’ll see you in the New Year, shiny and bright.

OZY Editors

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