First things first. I SPENT NEW YEARâS EVE IN TIMES SQUARE! My best friend and I drove (yes, drove) to New York City for a little vacay and to bring in the new year (and her birthday, woot woot!) with a LOT of other people. It was like you might imagine: people, music, people, people, music, people, people, people, people. Oh, and a big shiny ball. We found our spot at 11 that morning and somehow managed to get in the section closest to the stage and ball (thank you NYPD for yourClick here to read more.