New Years Eve!
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Being as how we are lucky enough to live close enough to the fireworks, it was astonishing to see the droves and droves of Sydney-siders flocking in their hundreds down our street from midday onwards. I heard some people had tents out by the river overnight in preparation, while we calmly prepared for the evening dodging the crowds raiding our local newsagents and bottle shop (off license). We started with a nice bottle of red about 6pm, and the last film of 2007 that we watched was Grease. Oh dear.
We had planned to go to 3 parties this evening but we just headed over to Aaron's where Erica was celebrating her birthday. Aaron's place has a balcony over-looking the Harbour Bridge, and they had laid on a spread of food and a barbecue. Before long, midnight approached and I wondered if we should wobble down to the harbour edge but we decided it would take too long to push through the crowds so we waited on the balcony.
The Sydney fireworks truly deserve the accolade 'the Best Fireworks in the World', they are phenomenal! Although we couldn't see the complete array of fireworks owing to the wide expanse of harbour the fireworks are set off from, the display was still truly astonishing. The sky was on fire, and the lights reflected off the intense smoke in the air and the sparkling water, and the noise! It was like the Apocalypse. If you are ever in doubt that Sydney is the place to spend NYE, then be assured, it's amazing....
We were meant to meet Nin and others after the fireworks but we all decided it was better to stay still than start wobbling round the city, so we stayed and chatted till about 4am before wandering home.