NYE 1999

On the way to work this morning, Lithium was doing this whole thing about NYE 1999, and asking people what they did that night. It got me thinking, and now I want to write about it here.

It was probably the best “going out” NYE I ever had. It was also the first time I ever really went out for NYE, which was definitely a big part of the appeal. G and I were 20-years-old and living in Los Angeles at the time. Our besties, Brad & James, came out from MO to visit. The four of us went to a dinner party at Gladstone’s on the beach in Malibu (on the PCH). We drank and danced and ran around on the beach. There were fun hats, party favors, a DJ, and bottomless champagne. Fireworks too! It was fabulous. I remember when the DJ played “1999” by Prince, the crowd went fucking wild. It was such a fun night. [I’m going to try to find the pics from that night and post them here. I’ll have to take digital pics of the paper pics, because it was 19-fucking-99, duh. I took those pics with a disposable camera.]

Oh and we were all obsessing over Y2K. I remember my grandmother telling me she had built a shelter down in her basement, because she was convinced we were about to go full apocalypse. Then we woke up the next day and…nothing happened.

Those were the days. lol.

What did you do on NYE 1999? I want to hear about it, please and thank you.