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New Year’s Eve in San Diego throughout the decades

As we are saying goodbye to 2020, News 8 needs to want you all a secure and wholesome New Year!

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — As we get able to say farewell, so lengthy, buh bye, to 2020 — let’s flip the clock manner again to see how San Diegans celebrated New Year’s Eve throughout the decades.

New Year’s Eve 1960 San Diego Preps

The ballrooms of The U.S. Grant Hotel and El Cortez had been getting prepped for the large night time to usher in 1961. Two thousand individuals had been anticipated to attend the get together at El Cortez. In Point Loma, males had been selecting up bottles of booze at Mike Slattery’s Bottle Barn on Lytton Street.

San Diego says goodbye to the ’70s on New Year’s Eve in 1979

News 8 checked out how San Diego was saying goodbye to the ’70s on New Year’s Eve. Mission Valley’s Crystal T’s Emporium charged $6 to get in. That was low cost although as different institutions had been stated to be charging $15 or extra. This was the place to go when you had been a disco fan. These individuals danced the night time away, unaware that disco’s days had been numbered, as its reputation started to fade in the Eighties. As typical on New Year’s Eve, not everybody was having a superb time. Reporter Dave Cohen stated there have been just a few public drunkenness arrests earlier in the night.

New Year’s Eve Ideas 1981

There’s in all probability no higher place to ring in the New Year than the attractive, historic Hotel del Coronado. It value $62.50 an individual for the feast and champagne and $115 to attend the get together, spend the night time, and revel in their legendary brunch — double occupancy. Another fancy affair was at The Westgate the place a five-course dinner and a break up of champagne at midnight value $70 per particular person and $125 per particular person to spend the night time and revel in brunch. For a extra informal affair, Patrick’s II downtown was free. News 8’s Ann Shaw stated that regardless of a sluggish financial system, San Diegans had been in a partying temper.

New Year’s Eve San Diego Nineties

Some of the largest events had been held at the Convention Center and the Hyatt Aventine.

Thousands attended them so when you didn’t wish to lose the pals you went with, you needed to stick collectively. No cellphones so that you couldn’t name a buddy when you received misplaced in the crowd. The individuals in our movies are having a blast partying it up 90s model, grooving to reside music and dancing the night time away.

New Year’s Eve at The Aventine 2001

Around 3,000 individuals attended the fifth annual Times Square West get together at the Aventine. Security was tight as administration took further steps to maintain everybody secure. Music for all tastes saved the crowds dancing. Jazz artists Pancho Sanchez and Rick Braun carried out. At midnight a 15-minute choreographed present that included pyrotechnics, lasers, video screens, up to date soundtrack and 500 kilos of confetti shot from cannons and the West Coast model of the ball lowered from the sixteenth flooring of the Hyatt Regency. A spectacular scene certainly. A celebration consultant summed up the objective of the night to News 8’s Dan Shadwell “Forgetting some of the heaviness of this year and getting into the lightheartedness and celebrating, because we got plenty to celebrate.” 

In 2020 we will definitely relate to this sentiment. When we are saying, “Happy New Year!” at midnight tonight, could it ring true in 2021.


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