Fake New Year’s

Today’s Reverb10 prompt, from author Shauna Reid:


What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

Hands down, the best party of the year is always Fake New Year’s, hosted by our friend Carolyn Taylor.  See, instead of having a party on New Year’s Eve, like everyone else, we celebrate on December 30th. No one has a party to go to on December 30th!

So yes, technically the last Fake New Year’s took place in 2009…but just on the cusp!

First, a potluck dinner.

Fake New Year dinner potluck at Coco's

Then a post-dinner dance party where I get to do some DJ-ing.

And because this is “fake” New Year, anyone can do the countdown at any time. I think there were about 17 countdowns last year.

Coco and Ali tease each other relentlessly…

(photos by Ali Eisner. Video by Tanja Tiziana)

9 Responses to Fake New Year’s

  1. Brad says:

    Party looks like a blast and your DJ kit… really? That is just… damn. But mostly, those pictures are spectacular. The 2nd one is stunning in terms of the composition and DoF… mind if I geek out and ask about the camera/lense/etc used? :S

  2. ali says:

    @brad – hi! It was a Nikon D700 50mm 1.4. Christine makes the pics look even better because she is so good looking. 🙂

  3. Hey guys! Thanks for all the comments!

    @brad – well, it’s actually my friend Coco’s DJ gear. It’s awesome.

    @libismorgan – this will be the 3rd year

    @debby – I’m pretty sure it’s on again for this year. Can’t wait!

  4. Tara says:

    Yeah, I was thinking that my favourite party of the year happened LAST year on Dec. 30th in 2009 🙂 I’m hoping then that my favourite party this year is coming up on Dec. 30th?? We’ll have to investigate that. Also, Tania took amazing candid black and white pics of people. Dawn and I got tons of compliments on the one of us. And Coco and Christine DJing all night. It was really great. thanks for the very excellent footage, Ms. Bougie.

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