Five Best New Year's Eve Parties for 2014
Monica McGivern You're perfect NYE at Respectables. You're welcome!
Doesn't it feel like every year is the "worst" or "best"? Like if you got married in 2013, it was the best year ever. If you lost your pinky toe, it was the worst ever. Maybe you're anticipating another Pintrest-perfect 12 months or you're hoping you don't lose your other toes in 2014, either way, you're looking forward to what's next.
That's why New Year's Eve is the most exciting holiday we've got. There's new beginnings, new budgets, new underwear, but the actual party night isn't always as exciting as you hope it'd be. You're shitfaced by midnight, some dubstepper has usurped the iPod, and you don't remember whose lipstick is all over your face.
We're stepping in here to try and ensure that you not worry about anything this NYE except getting a ride home and getting more lipstick on your face. Here are our five finest finds for a fantastic Broward or Palm Beach county New Year's.
1. Masquerade Ball: Eyes Wide Shut
9 p.m. at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.
Tickets cost $10.
Dress in the style of the Kubrick movie everyone under the age of 30 has seen (and references constantly) for Respectable Street's New Year's blowout. Elegant, sexy, and "secret society," is the way they describe the outfit you're wearing to ring in 2014 on Clematis. West Palm Beach's live-music anchor rounded up four of the area's finest acts for this party: Hollywood-flavored doo-wop by Beach Day, Boca rock trio Pretty Girls, West Palm's psych-pop outfit Band in Heaven, and Lake Worth indie dudes Wake Up. A free champagne toast at midnight makes the $10 cover more than acceptable, and if you win the costume contest, you get a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, i.e. you get drunk.