Much has been made of the symmetry between this time in our nation's history and the 1930's, when the country grasped for new leadership in the midst of depression.
One difference is that, in 1932, they couldn't drink to celebrate the new administration or the New Year.
For 2009, take it easy, if you take it at all, but here is a listing of some New Years Eve celebrations in Ithaca.
The big event is a triple-bill at Castaways of the Makepeace Brothers, Thousands of One, and the Sim Redmond Band. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9.
At Felicia's, there is show music early, with Lisa Bloom and friends, from 6:30 - 8:30. Afterwards there is general merriment, with drink specials.
The Rongo has a full slate, with the T-Burg All Stars, Blue Sky Mission Club, and others, starting at 9 pm.
Billy Eli, from Austin TX, brings his rocking country music to the Pourhouse in T-Burg.
Maxie's has its annual DJ Extravaganza from 11 pm - 2 am, with tables pushed back for dancing.
Happy New Year -
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