Not enough space, food trucks, or security guards were on hand at Grand Park for last night's New Year's Eve countdown. Still, it seemed to be a success, according to the tweets coming out from the lawn. Even El Chavo, the non-compromising blogging cultural critic, simply wrote "Wow" when he posted a pre-show shot of street art-like palm trees filling the mid-section of City Hall. (Though the night "lost points" when he had to walk a few blocks to find suitable beverages).
And no live stream or broadcast. One can hope some affliates will join the masses next Dec. 31. Ah, but the blogosphere does have Sterling Davis. Above is his clip of the countdown.
Other links will be added as they come in.
Add on 1.1: Grand Park Ushers In The New Year [Daily News]
Afternoon add: What was I thinking? "You misinterpret my WOW. Now I have to write my scathing post!" says El Chavo. So noted.
1.1: Grand Park New Year's Eve bash called a success [LA Times]
Late add 1.1: Since Militant Angeleno's 2013 demands were met, he has more.
1.2: Inside LA's Insanely Popular First Public New Year's Eve Party [Curbed LA]
1.2: Angelenos United: [DTLA Rising]