Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tell us your crazy New Year’s Eve stories
Hard to beat a story about a guy who attempted to chop off the tops of champagne bottles with a saber.
What happens on New Year's Eve lands on Facebook. Isn't that how the saying goes?
But we know that NYE is one of the most common evenings for you to get a little pickled. Call it ending the year with a bang. Wearing your party pants a little too tight. We want to hear your crazy New Year's Eve story in the comments sections below. Who had one too many? Who missed midnight altogether, finding the porcelain throne more accessible than a late-night kiss?
We'll get the conversation started with a story from Rebecca Morgan, of the Granada, who became the cleanup crew for a patron who had way too much fun at the Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights NYE party:
"So about two years ago at the Granada, we were working New Year's Eve with Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights playing. Right before the headliner came on, chaos happened. I was in the lobby bar working alongside my fellow coworkers, when out of nowhere someone (who has yet to be found out) spewed all over the bar top, trying to make it in a tiny, tiny shot glass. I mean like chunks flying over the bar top, coming right at us.
Trying not to vomit myself, we tried to clean the mess. It didn't go well to say the least. In the middle of the cleaning session, customers would try to come up and order, so periodically we would be yelling at random patrons "DON'T TOUCH THE BAR" and "BACK UP SLOWLY" over and over again to try to stop the vomit epidemic.
After the yelling, we were almost done when some decided to fall on my shoe -- which set off a whirlwind of vomit from myself, and so on. It was a mess, to say the least."
Can you top that?
The Dallas editor of Urban Daddy, Kevin Gray, has one that might rival it:
"One NYE, a patron walked into [an Austin] bar with what appeared to be a machete. He figured it perfectly natural that the bar would allow him to saber champagne bottles for his group of friends. Since no one wanted to say no to the drunk guy with a sword, the bar appeased him. This guy was given a wide berth and plenty of towels, and he proceeded to saber about 10 bottles of champagne, sending corks and liquid flying in all directions. Amazingly, no one got hurt. After a few rounds, the growing crowd applauded loudly for each opened bottle, and people began buying more bottles just to keep him busy. Good times all around."
Tell us your story.