For many years we had a New Year’s Eve tradition at Hate Camp. Usually the cops came every night around 10pm to shut down our drum circle (because of noise complaints). And that would be it for the night. . .
But on New Year’s Eve we would sneak the drums back out around 10 minutes before midnight. And we would go crazy on the drums for 10 minutes straight, make one hellacious racket, beat those drums into a frenzy practically. Then, when the clock hit midnight, we’d all throw our drum sticks to the ground and shout out shit like “HAVE A BAD NEW YEAR’S!!!” etc. etc.
It was as good a way as any to start the new year.