Posts Tagged ‘Auld Lang Syne’

New Year on a Lonely Pier

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

So I spent New Year 2012 drinking champagne with a handful of friends on a lonely pier on the Thames. One of us, I don’t know who, figured it was preferable to being at some painfully cool warehouse party in Hackney Wick, full of red-eyed revelers snorting lines from mirrors and pushing feel-good gravel up their noses; temporary couples fucking in the stairwell, on the sofa and under the kitchen table (NY, 2010). This year’s arrangement was nice, tamer than ever, but nice. I’ve never seen the mayor’s fireworks display before—it reminded me of a Jim’ll Fix It episode, the one where the Bank of England let a kid burn £million in notes. (more…) more»