Most people feel the pressure (or the pinch!) of New Year's Eve and usually end up doing one of two things:
1. Spend a large sum of money on a ticket for something which inevitably ends up being rubbish
2. Stay in getting drunker and drunker slowly lulling into a depression lasting well into January 2nd
I am pleased to say that this year I managed to avoid both of these NYE pitfalls and had a thoroughly good time right through to the embers of yesterday evening.
Myself and a sizeable group of companions went to the Club NME New Year's Eve Ball held at (my beloved) Koko in London's Camden. Highlights included the Jon McClure (the Reverend of Reverend and the Makers fame) counting down to the new year before launching into a raucous rendition of 'Heavyweight Champion of the World' from album 'State of Things'.
Pete and the Pirates played live and DJs Chris Martin (of NME radio), Jeff Automatic (Club NME) and Durrr's The Lovely Jonjo all spun enough great Indie/rock tracks to keep us dancing well into new year's day. The night was a fun and unforgettable start to what I hope will turn out to be a truly great new year.