That sounds pretty crazy. Well in my country all i know is Sydney had massive fireworks display. Same as every year nothing special. My city had street parties everywhere. Most of the cafe strips in the city were closed to traffic to allow for the parties. Every club raised entry prices by 100% or more. One went from $10 to $90. I had a pretty heavy night of drinking, and i am suprised i still remember what i did. Got home around lunch time new yeards day.
I drove three hours to upstate NY after work to see my friends who also have a baby. We played the Trivial Pursuit with the DVD, watched the ball drop on TV and went outside to see the fireworks down the street. Went to sleep for 6 hours and got up for day. Drove three hours back home. I drank out of a Saranac sampler pack along with Korbel Sparkling Wine because the liquor store had nothing from France or Chile. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Went to a friends house kinda near Frankfurt. Had dinner with the in laws before hand, so we didn't get there til about ten. At 11 about ten of us (everyone our friend invited) decided to go up on top of the hill and let the fire works off from there. It was amazing, at midnight. We could see all the fireworks of 4 different cities/villages, on every side of us in a circle.
Then we went and drank some more, cleaned up a bit at 6am and crashed into bed an hour later. Got up at 12, had breakfast and aspirin, went back to the in laws. Then drove for yet another hour and a half to get home :o)
the most unspactacular New Years Eve for the last 15 Years. I went to my Girlfriends Place, drank some Wine had Dinner (and watched "Dinner for one" ;o)) watched the fireworks and went to bed. Very relaxed *g*