Thursday, December 27, 2012 , Updated 4:06 p.m., December 27, 2012
Bottoms up: Drinking game for Big D NYE 2013
Greet 2013 like you came into this world: groggy, squinting, and just wanting to be held.
DALLAS If a “Times Square type experience” sounds like a blast, then you are 1) likely not a New Yorker, and 2) going to love Big D NYE, Dallas’ annual glitz-and-pyrotechnics New Year’s extravaganza in Victory Park. Flanked by gigantic hi-def screens throughout the venue and lining the crowded streets, guests will revel to the tune of five bands/DJs, cracks by special guest
and co-host Jimmy Kimmel, and the ... regularly scheduled WFAA newscast?
It’s true. Big D NYE’s producer, WFAA, has partnered with the American Airlines Center to rock the “largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Central Time Zone.” Which is kind of a big deal, considering it's pitted against monoliths like Chicago and Houston. And, even if your midnight kiss leaves a little to be desired, you will definitely be seeing fireworks. The Stream Energy Fireworks Spectacular will set the sky ablaze during one of the country’s most elaborate displays, washing the winter horizon with a rip-roaring rainbow that must be seen -- in person -- to be believed.
It’s a spectacle best beheld with a beer in hand. Join us in a little drinking game that celebrates distinctly Dallas debauchery.
The drinking game:
To get it going, take three swigs if you survived the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012.
Take a shot every time you see a poor soul making a 16-point-turn in search of parking. Do not offer the driver one, unless of course you happen to see him or her later, on foot. In that case, offer two for catch up.
Drink if you see someone actually wearing a Camelback. Offer to fill up his or her pouch with brewskies, and if it's a go, everyone takes a slurp from the straw.
At any mention of Larry Hagman, pour out a little in honor.
Drink every time the other reporters or co-hosts make fun of Dale Hansen's hair or wardrobe.
During the WFAA newscast, drink every time Pete Delkus names a town in his weather forecast that you've never heard of.
Whenever someone counts down to something not midnight-related, steal his or her drink for a swig.
Toast the sky every time you see a resident of the W leisurely walk out on their patio to gape at the plebeians below.
Finish your drink every time someone in your party mistakenly believes they’ve spotted Mark Cuban.
For every shivering woman 1) not wearing a coat and 2) teetering on at least 5-inch stilettos, make the person to your right drink.
During the final countdown to 2013, chug, shotgun, or finish your drink any way you can: We’re hoping you’ll need both hands free for that kiss.
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