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What Did You Do For 2000 New Years Eve?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Its incredible how time flies....year 2000 is 5 years behind. I remeber back in 1995 when I thought 5 years was an awful long time to wait before Y2k

I thought it would be nice to share our experience of that event.

I was in the middle of Geneva where a huge public party was organised. There were around 300 000 people .I remeber the giant sandclock being turned around during the countdown.With my friends,we then went to different parts of the city where all sorts of activities and concerts were taking place. I had lots of fun and I'll remember that night for a very long time !!!


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

I was at home with family, watching the ball drop on TV. It's not like I missed a bunch of parties, though, since I was only 13 at the time.  Smile

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

I was in my bomb shelter, with 5 years worth of preserved food waiting for the world to end.  Wink

Seriously though, I was at home with some friends, that's about it. The funny thing about the year 2000 was during the first week of January, were the line ups outside the hardware stores, because everyone was trying to return the generators and emergency equipment they bought and get their money back. Me and some friends went around and laughed at them all! Big grin

cheers,
Patrick



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Nothing - I went home and slept. New Years is for the amateurs. I party every other night of the year.

User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

I was a little bit too drunk in Helsingborg in Southern Sweden. bouncy 

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

A buddy and I were in Spain from 25th December 1999 till 3rd January 2000 (a small town near Alicante) because we could use his parent's house there.

On New Years Eve we had a very nice dinner in a Spanish restaurant, later we went to a bar owned by a Dutch guy. I don't remember much from that night because I drunk way too much Heineken and smoked way too much weed Big grin.

Patrick


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3631 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

I was alone at my house, lol. My parents were out at a NYE party. It was enjoyable, though.

[Edited 2005-04-09 19:16:30]

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean in a C-130 heading West from the Azores to the States.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

I stood on Red Square in Moscow to be pushed by a bunch of people and then having chapagne popped in my face. Then walking as part of a large crowd down Ohotniy Ryad towards our apartment.


What now?
User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

I was a young chap, only the age of 8 I believe, watching the ball drop, and hoping nothing happened to those darn computers.

User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

The one thing I wanted to do when I lived in Spain, was to be on Levante Beach in Benidorm at the massive party and fireworks display, but I'd been in resort since April, and the bastards at JMC decided to send me home on the 30th December, so I ended up staying at home with no plans all by myself, with my brother and his ex snogging right in front of me. I was not a happy bunny, but nevermind, I got over it (with a bottle of vodka, lol)

User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

The flight attendant on an empty, save for a FAA inspector, regional on our way back from some god forsaken place in upstate NY...... that's when the ball dropped in NY...... the real drop at UTC was a full flight of gamblers, thanking their lucky stars they weren't in the air at midnight..... funny, they didn't realize that 'Aviation 2000' had begun 5 hours earlier. New Year's to me is so relative.


There's nothing more beautiful than flying into the dawn.
User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

I was on a beach resort in The Maldives with a beautiful Thai girl  Smile . I was working for Air Maldives at the time,and she was training the F/A's . We were both lonely people far away from home on a beautiful island in a beautiful country on a beautiful night. Probably one of the best nights of my life.The next few months weren't too bad either  Wink .I really didn't want to come home.
The Maldives were magical.

Alan


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

I was with my family and friends at a party here in Orlando. I will forever always remember that moment for the rest of my life.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

I was the riding battalion chief for the fire department that night. Made one run the whole night. Some fool was running a gasoline powered circular saw in his basement a little after midnight. Overcome by the fumes.

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5158 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

I spent the night in bed with a very good partner.

And we brought it into the New Year with style.



Next Up: STL-EWR-STL for my first mileage run!
User currently offlineUPs707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2348 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
A buddy and I were in Spain from 25th December 1999 till 3rd January 2000 (a small town near Alicante) because we could use his parent's house there

Hey Sabena,

Where were you. we used to have an apartment in Calpe and loved it down there. We would go 4-5 times/year when we were living in the UK, but sold the place when we moved back to the US.

As for my Y2k New Years, I got to work. I was working IT for a major Health Insurance company at the time, so we had to sit and make sure the systems didn't go nuts at Midnight. Of course nothing happened and the night was a waste for us.


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

I had work and finished at 0100 on the 1st, started again at 0600 on the 1st for a morning shift, so did not do much  Smile

User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1581 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Fancy dress party in a small village in South Wales.  Sad

Woke up to see sheep in the garden. Surreal.


Mark



All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

If you mean 1999-2000 then At the Airport Working & hoping Our Aircraft would not have any Y2K problems.
There was no flying Aircraft Around.
If your talking 2000-2001....Partying.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

I celebrated new years eve at the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden and spent the whole night with a very nice girl. It was cold like hell but it was a great night though... Big grin

User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

I think we played cards all night. But to be safe (I didn't know better), I bought a big kerosene heater - I was listening to Y2K hype, so I got a heater that could be returned w/o a problem were the whole thing a hoax (as it was). Big grin

-R


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Quoting UPs707 (Reply 16):
Hey Sabena,

Where were you. we used to have an apartment in Calpe and loved it down there. We would go 4-5 times/year when we were living in the UK, but sold the place when we moved back to the US.

We were in Altea. I remember Calpe, we were there on New Years day to eat Spanish ham, the president of the local carnival club invited us when we met him a few days earlier in some bar (unfortunately I can not remember his name, he was a black guy from some Caribbean island but his German was excellent).

I really like this area of Spain and enjoyed the time there very much. We also had incredible luck with the weather, perfect to make daytrips with our rental car.

Patrick


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Sabena332,

I love Altea, its so picturesque. I used to visit the market every Tuesday, then onto a Bodega, a typical British excursion, but I loved being in Altea. If I moved back, I would live there.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 2):
I was in my bomb shelter, with 5 years worth of preserved food waiting for the world to end.

You too? Did you bring adequate stocks of ammo for the armory, seed for the crops, and chlorine to purify the contaminated water? If not we had you beat.  Wink

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean in a C-130 heading West from the Azores to the States

Now, that was a pleasure flight.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
25 Post contains images Allstarflyer : Lucky stiff - I've always wanted to go to the Azores. -R
26 Clrd2go : Not much..was on call for work..watched Donny Brasco with my wife and was in bed shortly after midnight..had to be at work at 6AM in case anything wen
27 AJBUS300 : definetly nothing glamorous here......we were all in the panic room at my parent's house....just in case the world ended....LOL Oh and of course we ha
28 Seb146 : I lived in Seattle at the time. Some people with connections to terrorist groups tried to smuggle bombs across the ferry from Victoria BC so almost al
29 Kieron747 : Hi, Thanks to my unstable ex-girlfriend and her healthy fear of the millennium bug, my new years eve was spent in my locked student room, surrounded b
30 Redngold : I was at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, courtesy of tickets given to my family by my aunt. I half-bought into the Y2K thing. At the time I was suffe
31 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : I was on my way back from MAN working a nearly empty train Lee
32 Dtwclipper : I cooked for 12, here's the menu: Terrine de Lapine aux Noisettes Caviar Beluga avec accoutrêments Consommé aux Moulles Simi Reserve Chardonnay, Cal
33 TWFirst : At a bar in Times Square, NYC with my best friend, his wife, and her best friend.
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