WHAT'S YOUR WORST NEW YEAR'S EVE STORY?

On The Street

SAMANTHA PERRY

My best friend's grandma, she owns a limo service, and so she was working New Year's Eve. Someone was drunk driving ... they ended up getting in an awful head-on collision. She survived it. But at the same time that was terrifying.

How's she doing now?

She's alive and kicking and doing great. The limo business is still doing awesome.

CARLOS MENDEZ

I went to a rave and had to carry an overdosing individual out of the crowd. I got him to safety and he was taken to the hospital and he got away alive. He was on drugs. Way too many drugs. It was Seattle. I called all my friends and told them about it and then I continued partying.


CHRIS LARSON

We were playing at a place called the Stockyards Inn and we were gonna do New Year's Eve there that night and we went into the club and the ceiling had collapsed from ice and crushed all of our equipment. [When] we got there and everything was in water. It was awful. All the gear was destroyed. It was thousands and thousands of dollars.

PAT POTTER

I was playing at the Grand Hotel. We were taking a break and I was sitting down. This girl that was hitting on me all night comes over and sits on my lap. I had something in my pocket — it was really sharp. When she sat down on my lap, it poked [me] and I just reflexively jerked my leg and she fell onto the floor. Needless to say, she didn't kiss me at midnight.

WESLEY MARVIN

I was supposed to play a house show — a big punk thing. All of us in the band, we were super stoked ... but we got really drunk. We just started playing and then [we] forgot our songs and basically gave up halfway through the set. That was supposed to be our make-it-or-break-it moment. We don't really remember what happened after that but we sure as [hell] didn't make it.

INTERVIEWS BY JOSH KELETY, 12/20/2018, THE OBSERVATORY

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