Monday, December 28, 2009

NYE2010: Let's Go Back in Time at Harper's

A new decade is fast approaching, but we're still ass-deep in '80s nostalgia and throwback tributes. While most NYE parties are rolling out the superstar DJs local and beyond, the kids in Waltham are celebrating another reunion (maybe? I feel like I've seen this before) by turning New Year's Eve into Halloween.

Not a bad idea, really. But it's not a throwback to October, it's a throwback to the days of "Back To The Future," and maybe moreso than the promised live tributes to Pat Benetar and the Ramones, I'm intrigued by turning the Pool Room at Harper's into an "Enchantment Under The Sea" prom setting straight out of the 1985 Michael J Fox flick.

Will the crowd act like the family photograph and disappear over the course of the evening? Will a member of the esteemed Harper's security team play the roll of Biff? Can I make out with Lea Thompson? I guess we'll find out when the ball drops on Brighton Avenue.

Vanyaland's New Year's Eve index:
- Waltham's Back In Time @ Harper's Ferry
- Rezolution @ Privus/Kells
- Porterhouse @ Flat Top Johnny's
- Cash 4 Gold @ the Milky Way
- Thunderdome @ Vila Victoria
- Bodega Girls/Ninjasonik @ Good Life

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