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Old 11-30-2019, 09:30 AM
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Has anyone heard if they will have the priority seating for New Year’s Eve on the squares. I keep hearing rumors that the tree lighting priority was scrapped or it is sold out?
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Has anyone heard if they will have the priority seating for New Year’s Eve on the squares. I keep hearing rumors that the tree lighting priority was scrapped or it is sold out?
Brownwood VIP tent last I read was it sold out, there were only 50 seats. If it's anything like last 4th of July at Brownwood, the tent sits back between the bleachers. A lousy vantage point and when I looked at the tent, I only saw people sitting around in a circle talking to each other and I didn't seem interested in what was happening. With the Hooligans playing at Brownwood New Year's Eve, I can't imagine people trying to socialize, they are good but loud. Here's a photo of the VIP tent from the 4th.

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Has anyone heard if they will have the priority seating for New Year’s Eve on the squares. I keep hearing rumors that the tree lighting priority was scrapped or it is sold out?
I don't think New Years Eve has been celebrated on the square...I don't recall any such celebration since 2007.

Makes sense. We all know what folks do on New Years Eve,....than pour them into their golf buggies with NO sides and throw them out for some deadly dodge-em???
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I have not seen any celebrations at the squares for New years eve, many of the restaurants have special arrangements setup, probably sold out now but you can check, city fire was great when we moved here but tailed off and we have not gone for the last 3 years.
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I think they pretend it's midnight at 9PM play auld lang syne, throw confetti and go home.
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I think they pretend it's midnight at 9PM play auld lang syne, throw confetti and go home.
At one time we did celebrate til midnight on the squares.
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My wife and I plan to have exclusive priority seating to ring in the new years. We will be sitting in our bathing suits on the stairs entering our pool, with a cold skinny margarita in a plastic cup, with our border collie lifeguarding for us. We can't wait to ring in the new year in the Villages : ) Here is hoping 2020 is an awesome year for everyone.
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We plan on watching the ball drop on the morning news shows.
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Even when we were younger, New Years Eve was never a big deal for us. Restaurants would scale down their menus, jack up the prices, and too many people, young and old, seemed intent on seeing just how drunk they could get. Trains and busses were always jammed, and cabs were at a premium. We called it “amateur night”.

We made an exception in 1999. We were in Chicago and went out to see if the world was really going to end with all the y2k hysteria.

I haven’t heard about the Squares offering any special New Year celebrations or programs, but if they did, we’d likely pass anyway. I know some folks are really up in arms over the “vip” seating for certain events, but there’s obviously a market for it, otherwise they wouldn’t do it.
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Brownwood tree lighting was good. sad they didn't have the candles this year. when I was there I only saw about 6 people in the vip tent. to me it wasn't worth that kind of money. I had a good seat and was able to see most of it.
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Even when we were younger, New Years Eve was never a big deal for us. Restaurants would scale down their menus, jack up the prices, and too many people, young and old, seemed intent on seeing just how drunk they could get. Trains and busses were always jammed, and cabs were at a premium. We called it “amateur night”.

We made an exception in 1999. We were in Chicago and went out to see if the world was really going to end with all the y2k hysteria. ������

I haven’t heard about the Squares offering any special New Year celebrations or programs, but if they did, we’d likely pass anyway. I know some folks are really up in arms over the “vip” seating for certain events, but there’s obviously a market for it, otherwise they wouldn’t do it.
I was one of the people involved in making sure the world did not end (Y2K), I was on call the entire evening, could not have a drink, etc., also had to stay in touch.....so I sat in front of the TV, and watched new years eve in other countries, etc to see if anything was going on there. I had worked on making the lights did not go out for over 18 months prior, glad the work paid off.
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I was one of the people involved in making sure the world did not end (Y2K), I was on call the entire evening, could not have a drink, etc., also had to stay in touch.....so I sat in front of the TV, and watched new years eve in other countries, etc to see if anything was going on there. I had worked on making the lights did not go out for over 18 months prior, glad the work paid off.
Thanks for your efforts, I remember the Y2K scare. I went out an bought a generator just in case all the scary hype turned out to be true. As it turns out, the generator was not needed for the turn of the century, but it has come in handy often since then during storm induced power outages.
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I’m guessing they will do the same thing for NY Eve - charge the homeowners for as much as they can
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