Five Underground New Year's Eve Parties in Phoenix

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To say that just a few celebrations will be taking place on New Year's Eve is a huge understatement. Pretty much any and every drinking or dining establishment will be counting down the seconds until 2012 before popping corks at midnight.

So the question is not if you'll be celebrating on December 31, but where. And if you're the sort of party monster who likes letting loose at off-the-radar affairs instead of at a nearby bar or club,  you're in luck.

Here are four exclusive or underground events taking place on the final night of 2011.

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A scene from the Epic Red Cup Massive.

5. Epic Red Cup Massive:
Last year, the organizers of Warsaw Pact Entertainment held their annual New Year's Eve at the Venue Scottsdale, packing the place with burlesque dancers, sideshow acts, and freaks aplenty. They're dialing things down a bit for the 2011 version and the returning the event to its roots as a mansion party, but the all-night party (which runs from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) should be just as potent as in year's past. Expect fire performers, DJs and dancing, art displays, and other freaky fun. Tickets ($30 for singles, $70 for couples) and location info will be available here.

4. Droppin The Ball:
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest dance party ever ran in excess of 56 hours. While the New Year's Eve event being planned by folks from Flock Production won't come close to breaking said milestone, it will definitely last well into the wee hours. More than a dozen DJs will perform on two different stages at an unspecified venue somewhere in the Valley sprawl while costumed attendees shake their moneymakers until the sun comes up. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call 602-919-2327 for admission and location information.

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