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2007 Invitation

Friends, with a certain amount of swelling of the chest, and perhaps other parts of the body, we announce that our famed annual feté returns to the borough of Manhattan for the first time since 2003! With that migration comes a revival of the glory days of the celebration, in which one need neither travel to Red Hook nor pay an admission fee to attend.

In a stunning departure from previous years, however, 2007's event will be split into two distinct celebratory sections, an "early" (commencing 7:00pm, appropriate for those with early bedtimes -- yes, Preggie, I'm looking at you), and a "late" (commencing 11:30pm). Wherefore this disjunctive merrymaking? Read on, young friend, the reason shall become clear.


So please, won't you join us once again for...

THE NIGHT BEFORE NEW YEARS EVE 007
Or, "Orbis Non Sufficit"

If we cannot say with certainty that this is the 15th year since we began celebrating the event, we can at least be assured that it is the 5th year since we first celebrated the 10th anniversary of the event.

DATE: Sunday, December 30, 2007
TIME: 7:00pm-10:30pm, 11:30pm until such time as we are forced to evacuate the premises
DRESS CODE: Vintage '03!
LOCATION: RiFiFi, 332 East 11th Street, East Village, Manhattan
Though blessed with a bartender much cuter than that of our last Manhattan venue, this location also boasts the constant threat of closing.

AGENDA:
» The party shall commence at 7:00pm, and continue in fine form for 3.5 hours.
» At 10:30pm, NBNYE shall take a short recess as I (and any who care to join me) retire to the back room to watch the burlesque show (Those wishing neither to participate in this portion of the event nor to leave the party may remain in the front room and continue drinking)
» At some point during said show, let's call it 11:15pm, I shall attempt to convince the hosts to allow me to sing the official NBNYE anthem ("Fairytale of New York") live on stage, accompanied by as much of the audience as cares to join in
» At approximately 11:30pm (or show's end), NBNYE shall resume with a renewed fervor and enhanced drunkenness

RSVP, why not?
NB: This event was, due to unfortunate circumstances, cancelled.

RSVPs

JVG : Why, this sounds a delightful bash! I shall certainly attend!
Dov : Out, due to post-wedding trip to Israel.
Neil O'Fortune : We're driving back from Ohio THAT DAY, so I hope we're not too exhausted to make it...I bet we'll be there.
Punk Rock Lawyer : it is with some small amount of regret that i must inform you that my attractive boyfriend and I will be in italy on said night. have a great time though, and drink that illadvised one more whiskey for me!
Sanjay Shirke : Sure, I'd love to join! We'll be there...unless the wife comes up with something tasteful to do.
Clams : Further to O'Fortune's comment...my guess is we'll be frantically driving on the NJ Turnpike trying to get the car back by midnight...I'm guessing we're not going to make it.
Nicole (CDRW) & Daren : I was there for the first one and would not dream of missing the fifth anniversary of the 10th anniversary!
Bryn : Yes, and I will bring guests. Guests are fun.
Tim : No trip to Florida this year. That means we're in. Plus, I might be pursuaded to accompany on "Fairytale" on the tin whistle (& vocals).
Lex : Lexacor will "wintering" in Italy this year. However, we could send some cats for your amusement.
Ruby and Michael : Coming!! How could we not....
Joey : alas. soberly facing the new year surrounded by people born in the aughts...
Karen & David : Driving back from Canada that day... traffic depending we'll be there at some point. Hopefully in time for the singing. Possibly with hamster in hand. Hamsters like bars, yes?
Anne F. : One of these years we're going to make it up there for this shindig, but sadly, it's not going to be this year! Happy holidays and thanks for the invite!
Mister Ba : Fleetweek and his crew may also make an appearance...
Raven : I will be there with Natalie.
bryant : i'll be there around 1030. sounds like a blast!!!
Rebecca : (from Ireland) Nollaig Shona Dhuit! Ok that's merry xmas dont know how to say happy new year yet. Have a great time
Delirium Tremens : i'd love to join you but i'll be in germany.
Maggie : AWESOME----I am actually in town this year!
Speicher : Out, have to work. :(
Clarke Westfield : No work the next day, so I will be there... maybe even early(ish).
vik : now that I can be back in Manhattan . . I'm there.