Thursday, January 3, 2013

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


 

 
- 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 

PUBLISHED: 20:49 GMT, 31 December 2012 | UPDATED: 06:03 GMT, 1 January 2013
 
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
celebrations.

Bombshell: Taylor Swift performs her two hits in an uncharacteristically body-conscious ensemble, singing two songs before midnight
 

Bombshell: Taylor Swift performs her two hits in an uncharacteristically body-conscious ensemble, singing two songs before midnight
 
Putting on the hits: Taylor Swift, dressed in a tight-fitting red jacket and black leather pants, performed hits off of her latest album, including 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'
Putting on the hits: Taylor Swift, dressed in a tight-fitting red jacket and black leather pants, performed hits off of her latest album, including 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'
Putting on the hits: Taylor Swift, dressed in a tight-fitting red jacket and black leather pants, performed hits off of her latest album, including 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'
  Bombshell: Taylor Swift performs her two hits in an uncharacteristically body-conscious ensemble, singing two songs before midnight 
Reason to celebrate: Newly-engaged Sonja Babic, 30, of Texas, and National Guardsman John Cebak, 27, of Kentucky, share a kiss in Times Square at midnight
Reason to celebrate: Newly-engaged Sonja Babic, 30, of Texas, and National Guardsman John Cebak, 27, of Kentucky, share a kiss in Times Square at midnight
 
Annual tradition: Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year celebrations
Annual tradition: Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year celebrations
 
Confetti is dropped on revelers
Confetti is dropped on revelers
Release: Tons of confetti were released on the revelers in Times Square

 
bloomy
Don't quit your day job: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, joins the famous Radio City Rockettes in their signature high kick
 
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Waiting to fall: Fireworks explode as the Waterford crystal ball is raised at the beginning of Times Square New Year's celebration; more than one million revelers are in Times Square for the annual event
 
Getting some practice: Simone Renes and Cristina Vanoli, of Italy, share a kiss in Times Square before midnight
Getting some practice: Simone Renes and Cristina Vanoli, of Italy, share a kiss in Times Square before midnight
 
Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke briefly with Seacrest ahead of the nights festivities about the conspicuous absence of the late great Dick Clark.
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"
 
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Festive attire: Revelers donned corporate-sponsored top hats and 2013 glasses; they were also bundled to protect themselves from the elements

 
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Packed in tight: An estimated one million people gathered at the Crossroads of the World to enjoy the night
 
The 22-year-old singer tweeted her excitement ahead of the performance, saying: "So excited to be in New York playing. Can't even verbalize how stoked I am for 2013."
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."
 
Following their performance, host Ryan Seacrest asked the rapper what it was like performing his megahit in front of such a large audience.
"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.
 
This is crazy: Singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs her pop hit 'Call Me Maybe' during the celebrations
This is crazy: Singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs her pop hit 'Call Me Maybe' during the celebrations wearing a sheer top and a floor-length skirt
 
Gangnam style: South Korean singer Psy donned a white suit and black turtleneck to perform his signature song with his distinctive moves
Gangnam style: South Korean singer Psy donned a white suit and black turtleneck to perform his signature song with his distinctive moves
 
Happy birthday: Ryan Seacrest, center right, tweeted this picture and wrote 'Not a bad way to spend your birthday @Psy_Oppa!!'
Birthday style: Ryan Seacrest, center right, tweeted this picture and wrote 'Not a bad way to spend your birthday @Psy_Oppa!!'
 
The star-studded lineup promises onlookers a show like no other but this year marks the sad absence of Dick Clark, the TV presenter whose legendary 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' has been a favorite on U.S. televisions every December 31 since its inception in 1974.
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.
 
Festive or crazy
Festive or crazy: Crowds begin to pack the theater district in Midtown Manhattan early on Monday in advance of the midnight finale
 
Patience
Patience: Revelers arrive early to get a prime position, close to the stage for the concerts, in Times Square to ring in 2013
 
Festive
Celebrate: The 2013 plastic spectacles are a must have for this New Year's season, with a vendor peddling the glasses to people on the street

 
 A man wearing
Pranav Patel of Toronto,
Get your swag on: These spectators are in the groove with their patriotic 2013 glasses to get the party started in Times Square
 
Rockin
Rockin away: A boy has his own party as he inflates the hundreds of balloons that revelers will wave during the New Year's Eve party in Times Square on Monday night
 
Great loss: Dick Clark, pictured in 2002, had hosted 'Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve' since 1974; he passed away in April of a heart attack
Great loss: Dick Clark, pictured in 2002, had hosted 'Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve' since 1974; he passed away in April of a heart attack