Happy New Year! For our first year in Seattle we decided to go downtown to the iconic Space Needle for the celebrations. There were plenty of people out looking to celebrate at a decent gathering around the Key Arena just under the Space Needle.
We didn't quite know what to expect from the show so the fireworks were good enough for us. The crowd however seemed a little confused by several pauses and there also wasn't really a great countdown to midnight. It turns out there were problems with the program that was supposed to sync up the fireworks with music.
Some poor person had to manually press buttons as best they could to put on a show for people. Since we were sitting in the free seats we were fine with that, but I imagine the folks that went up to the space needle observation deck (for about $125) or to the restaurant at the top (for about $250) would have been a little miffed.
We were lucky enough to see a few photos of the Sydney fireworks and once again they outdid themselves. Welcome to 2008.