The Most Interesting New Year's Eve Parties in Metro Phoenix
Benjamin Leatherman Attendees of the Epic Red Cup New Year's Eve in 2010.
Let's face it: When it really comes down to it, most New Year's Eve parties tend to be all alike. Setting aside such particulars as which specific DJs are spinning or what live entertainment options are available, pretty much the same things happen: Libations are freely available, hokey party favors are everywhere, a countdown takes place at midnight, and champagne flows like water.
Since New Year's Eve only comes once a year, it would behoove you to make the most of it. In order to do so, we've found five Auld Lang Syne events happening around the Metro Phoenix area that are a bit unusual or unique...to say the least. Read on if you're interested in sending out 2012 in atypical style.
Fotobrad Craig Citizen is scheduled to host New Queer's Eve on Friday at The Rogue.
New Queer's Eve at The Rogue
Nightlife gadabout and hipster provocateur Craig Citizen has been busy lately planning a rather curious affair that's taking place on Friday night at the Rogue that's certainly unlike anything we've ever witnessed at the popular Scottsdale dive bar. According to the lanky lothario, it's going to be a booze-soaked "punk-trash drag show" boasting wild performances by such debaucherous female illusionists as Holly Peña Popper, Ninah Leven, and Gia. Citizen will DJ between each act and a New Year's countdown takes place every hour. "It's going to be pretty epic if all cylinders fire," he says. We can only hope. The event starts at 9 p.m. Admission is free.
Hangar New Year's Eve Party at Chandler Air Service
Ever party in a gigantic airplane hangar? You'll do just that on Monday, December 31, if you can jet on over to the East Valley location of this Chandler aviation company and flight school. While you won't be able to join the vaunted "mile high club," a massive indoor stage will be constructed inside the facilities and will host spin sessions by DJs Munition Muff and Rome. As with any dance party worth its weight in beats, glowsticks and other illuminated toys will be in abundance. An enormous balloon drop takes place at midnight and the party runs until 2 a.m. Soar into the stratosphere starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person or $15 per pair.
423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ