New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Will Be Virtual This Year
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Aren't we supposed to be done with this by now? It's hard to believe we are seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and the reality is, is that there is still no end in sight.
Not sure what will be happening around the rest of the country when it comes to the New Year's Eve celebrations, but it was announced earlier that the annual celebration in Times Square this year will be virtual!
No crowds...No ball drop.
You will still be able to watch it on TV because there will still be a virtual ball, and there will still be musical acts, but they will be performing in remote locations with possible audiences, but it will just be scaled back to prevent overcrowding
According to CBS:
Organizers say it will be a “virtually enhanced celebration,” though added there would be some small, scaled-back live events using social distancing associated with it.
“One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on Dec. 31,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance. “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or experiences — still in development — will take place in Times Square.”
New York City officials are planning on setting up barricades around Times Square not letting anybody in.
I understand what they are trying to do, but that is really going to hurt the businesses in Times Square who are just looking to make a few bucks
I can't wait for 2020 to be done with...Don't let the door hit you in the ass