- Hãy vui dùa thõa thích !!!
- Quã cầu bóng dầy ánh sáng ngũ sắc, chớp, nháy dang từ rơi xuống
đễ khỡi đầu cho một năm mới: 2013 !!
- Một triệu người du lịch khắp nơi đang tụ về Nữu Ước vào dịp
cuối năm 2012 .. theo nhịp diệu lễ hội "từ zã năm cũ & rước năm mới".
- Dây là truyền thống dã dược tỗ chức hằng năm tại Time Square
Nữu Ước cã 108 năm nay ..
- Hằng chục tấn confetti dang dược vãi ra.
- Hằng tấn fáo bông nỗ liên tu bất tận.
- Các danh ca, vũ không nỗi tiếng dược mời tham dự.
- Lễ hội nầy thường dược ông Dick Clark làm MC trong bao chục năm
ni .. nhưng năm nay ..ông phãi vắng mặt vì vừa qua dời trong tháng 4
vừa qua ..do bệnh tim ..hưỡng thọ 82 tuỗi.
- Nay thì anh Ryan Seacrest thay thế .. anh Seacrest dã là "chũ nhân"
(host aka Master of Ceremony) cũa chương trình American Idol ..
nỗi tiếng thế giới mấy mùa nay ..
(tôi xin lỗi vì không thễ kễ hết dược...)
Having a ball!
Times Square swells with ONE MILLION
revelers bundled up in the cold to welcome in
2013 in spectacular style with fireworks
and a star-studded concert
By Beth Stebner
Revelers in Times Square welcomed in 2013 with a spectacular display of
fireworks and confetti as they watched the famous Waterford crystal ball
make its annual decent to mark the new year.
They were in good company, as world famous artists like Taylor Swift, Justin
Bieber, and Psy performed at the Crossroads of the World.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined by the Radio City
Rockettes on Monday night to kick off the festivities, with a crowd of
approximately one million spectators crammed into the neighborhood to
witness the magic of the 108-year-old tradition.
Tourists stood in Times Square for the better part of the day, braving the
frigid New York City weather to spend New Year's Eve under the dazzling
lights of the theater district in midtown Manhattan. However, the event is
often avoided by native New Yorkers, who tend to favor quieter and warmer
It's hard, he said. There are certain people that are bigger than life. Most people come and go. Dick Clark was here for generation. What's an American? Dick Clark was a real American.
He then wished Seacrest a happy new year, and joked that he hoped he would be invited after this next year. Bloomberg, having now served three terms in office, cannot pursue another term.
Twenty minutes before the Waterford ball was scheduled to fall, Taylor Swift performed "I Knew You Were Trouble" wearing a slim-fitting metallic red jacket and skin-tight leather pants. Her famous golden curls were tamed instead into a sleek blowout.
She then went straight into her other single,"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
South Korean rapper Psy, who turned 35 today, wore a furry white coat and slim black turtleneck to perform his hit "Gangnam Style," which has taken the world by storm with its infectious chorus.
He was joined by fellow rapper MC Hammer for a mash-up of "Gangnam Style"and Can't Touch This."
"This is a real great birthday for me! he told the host.
Earlier, he told MTV News that this performance 'may be an ending' for the song that has accrued more than one billion hits on YouTube.
In addition, Carley Rae Jepsen performed her song of the summer, 'Call Me Maybe.'
Spectators enjoyed hourly shows in anticipation of the midnight finale. At midnight, the Times Square ball, covered with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and illuminated by more than 32,000 colored LEDs, will drop to mark the official start of 2013 in the U.S.
Mr Clark passed away in April at the age of 82.
He had already been training his heir apparent, radio personality, 'American Idol' host and NBC correspondent Ryan Seacrest, and Mr Seacrest will take the helm at the show tonight, carrying on Mr Clark's legacy.
In advance of the midnight celebration, thousands of new year's revelers have already begun to pack into the waiting pens in Times Square to witness the annual tradition, as a crowd of one million people is set to make their way to the block party extraordinaire.
The waiting pens, set up to avoid a crowd surge, have been erected starting at West 40th St. and go all the way up to Central Park South around 59th St.
Police presence in the Broadway tourist trap is already intense but with the influx of visitors, law enforcement will be out in full force.Trash cans have already been removed, mail boxes sealed and handbags and vehicles are regularly being checked.
In addition, those in the secured areas will have no access to public restrooms; food vendors are not allowed in the area either.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said in a press conference that Times Square was the 'safest place in the world on New Year's Eve.'
Naturally, in the city that never sleeps there will be more than just one shindig being held to hail the beginning of the new year.
Commissioner Kelly said police presence would be on hand for the New Year Midnight Run in Central Park, the New Year's Eve Concert for Peace at the The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on West 112th street and for the firework shows in Brooklyn and at the Statue of Liberty, among others.