The New Year is a time to reflect. A time to evaluate goals and set new ones; a time to make amends and start fresh; and a time to look to the future with high hopes. But before you do any of that stuff, we’re here to make sure that you’re sufficiently inebriated.
For over 30 years, Dick Clark counted down the last seconds of each year with millions of Americans. Although he is no longer with us, his December 31st special still lives on, now in the questionably trusty hands of Ryan Seacrest. So, whether you’re going out, staying in, or doing a little bit of both, try to stay near a television, flip to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and stick to the rules of our drinking game. You can thank us later. Here it is, folks.
THE NEW YEAR’S EVE DRINKING GAME
• Taylor Swift, Iggy, Charlie XCX, or anyone else is SEVERELY underdressed for the weather.
• Elton John melts your heart.
• Anyone says “Adele Dazeem” when Idina Menzel performs.
• You feel ashamed that maybe, just maybe, you enjoy the One Direction performance.
• Jason Derulo sings his own name.
• Nick Jonas tries, and succeeds, in seducing teenage America.
• Someone you’re with says that they “actually kinda like Taylor Swift’s new song,” when she inevitably performs it.
• Someone changes the channel to FOX and you’re forced to listen to Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull, talk about his New Year’s Resolution.
• Meghan Trainor reminds you that, yes indeed it is “all about that bass”
• Ryan Seacrest annoys you. (game over)
Finish your drink when…
• The clock strikes 12. And then every hour on the hour from then on.
Think about resolutions etc. in the morning.