OT - Where were you 10 years ago today?

Submitted by Nickel on December 31st, 2009 at 10:45 PM

10 years ago today we were celebrating the new millennium. So where was everyone?

I spent new years eve at Disney World's Epcot theme park with two friends. Not old enough to drink at the bars yet so it was a good substitute. Got up the next morning and we drove down to Miami for the Orange Bowl and saw Michigan beat Alabama in overtime. Still one of my favorite trips.

What about everyone else?



December 31st, 2009 at 11:17 PM ^

At the neighbors house waiting to switch the circuit breaker. This guy (a friend) was so paranoid about Y2K that I knew his power going out would be "the end of the world."


December 31st, 2009 at 11:50 PM ^

No joke, I was constipated for a good three or four days until New Years Eve and missed the ball drop due to the fact that I was on the toilet having my first bowel movement in days. Sorry that is TMI but it is my most memorable New Year.


January 1st, 2010 at 12:37 AM ^

In East Lansing unfortunately.......... but spending my first New Years with the girl who would eventually become my wife.

Good times.

MMB 82

January 1st, 2010 at 1:30 AM ^

We had an apt on the 55th floor of a 61 floor building at North Pier overlooking Burnham Harbor and Chicago's NYE fireworks display. We had a HUGE party that went through 7 cases of Champagne and was still going strong when we ran out of booze at 2:30 AM. We ended up going out to a bar (stuffed 8 people/cab) and continued partying until they kicked us out and closed a few hours later. Some guy was trying to buy drinks for my wife and she kept passing them down the bar to me where I downed them and passed the empty glass back. Rumor has it I ended up dancing shirtless on top of a table. Great times.......!

Tonight I am in the lobby of the AZ Biltmore resort drinking champagne and cognac......


January 1st, 2010 at 1:33 AM ^

Deep Creek Lake near Wisp Ski Resort - funny since I now live in Maryland and 10 years ago I would have given you a 0% chance of that being the case. That drive down from A2 was hellish as I recall. Snow everywhere and cold as a witches tit. My beautiful future fiancee/wife provided good company as I recall.


January 1st, 2010 at 1:45 AM ^

After watching some VHS tapes of Arthur the Aardvark and my mom making me and my friends juice and cookies, it was time to bust out the Super NES and work our magic through a few levels of Super Mario RPG. The 'rents came in to put the sleepover to bed, but we sneaked outside to watch the fireworks...



January 1st, 2010 at 9:49 AM ^

I drove from Cleveland to Toronto to see The Tragically Hip at the Air Canada Center

Watched the Orange Bowl at Gretzkey's Bar in Toronto the next night.


January 1st, 2010 at 2:30 PM ^

But I was at home getting ready for the game, the last bowl trip I missed. The whole millenium craziness had jacked up prices to and in Miami to ridiculous levels, so I passed. Also Goss's Athletic Department era had gotten ridiculously cheap as he mismanaged the finances, so they weren't taking a lot of the people I know who usually go, so, eh.


January 1st, 2010 at 12:38 PM ^

I was locked and loaded in the far north woods. Plenty of canned food on hand, too. I remember snowboarding on one of the icy 500-foot hills in the U.P.


January 1st, 2010 at 3:03 PM ^

The wife and I slept in late. All I can remember about 2000 was, I made a lot more money then, and there were no kids in my house. I remember the game but none of the details, sad sad existance.

Oh where oh where has my money gone oh where oh where can it be.



January 1st, 2010 at 4:22 PM ^

The former Pro Player Stadium (formerly Joe Robbie Stadium), wearing an orange Michigan shirt and witnessing a great BCS bowl win. Brady and Terrell couldn't be stopped.

...after driving back the same day from a week in Key West with my future wife. A great end to the millennium!

Ten years and three kids ago. Holy schnikey.


January 1st, 2010 at 4:32 PM ^

I stayed close to home, as I work in
the Medical Electronics field. My whole company
was on call due to the Y2K scare. After everyone
figured we weren't going into meltdown, about 12:01,
I could finally get started with the festivities.


January 1st, 2010 at 4:40 PM ^

I remember watching the ball drop with family but not much else. Thirteen years old was a little to young to go out and party, according to my parents.


January 1st, 2010 at 8:13 PM ^

Rolling at a house party in Chicago.

Slept it off, then woke up to watch Lloyd run the ball into a brick wall for half a game, only to come to his senses and unleash Tommy Brady's arm, throwing 52 times to swing a W when 'Bama's kicker shanked the PAT in OT.


January 1st, 2010 at 9:39 PM ^

Up in the Leelenau Peninsula, about 20 miles west of Traverse City. Had a fireplace suite with my new wife. Watched the first half of the Orange Bowl in the jacuzzi, covered in soap bubbles. Watched the 2nd half (and OT) in bed with my bride asleep in my arms. No kids yet. Good times, indeed...