The beginner's guide to NYE
Where to go
This is the biggest and hardest decision. You have to remember this isn't any ordinary New Year's Eve. No, this is a once in a thousand years chance to live through a millennium changeover. And you don't want to be stuck with the embarrassment of telling your grandchildren that, on the night of the biggest party in human history, you were at home in bed being a sad old git.
That said, it doesn't really matter what you do, as long as you're with your friends and family. The people who are important to you. Some of you may be taking the beach-house option, which is probably a fine idea. Close friends, good music and the beauty of nature - niiice.
The rest of you are probably planning on attending some kind of dance event. Funny, that. If you want to check out one of the bigger outdoor events like The Gathering in Nelson or perhaps Home's Carl Cox party at Bondi Beach, unless you've already got tickets you're shit out of luck, because they sold out weeks ago.
Still, it's the biggest party in history and, unless you're a total fuck-up, you'll find somewhere to go that juices your melon, so to speak. Just avoid the inner-city bars if you know what's good for you, they'll be proper messy and there's every chance you'll be beaten senseless by a pissed up beer-monster who just isn't feeling the love.