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Title: Last Night DIY New Year's Eve Parade: a do-it-yourself celebration since 2005
START DATE: Tuesday December 31
TIME: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details:
Meet at Pacific & Spruce (behind Saturn Cafe) at 5pm Sunset on New Year's Eve. Parade will take off at 5:30pm
Event Type: Party/Street Party
Contact NameLast Night DIY
Email Addressinfo [at] lastnightdiy.org
Phone Number
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Since 2005! The only parade where there are no spectators - only participants!

Last Night is a decentralized, collective, open, public New Year's Eve celebration.

DIY stands for do-it-yourself. And that is what we are doing. This is our celebration that you and I make happen. This is not a paid gig, not something organized or well-planned. It's a people's event. We are doing this just for the love of it.

A Do-It-Yourself Parade

How do you make a parade without the help of professional organizers, event wranglers, scheduled bands and performers, and any money whatsoever?

You just do it.

We are the organizers -- you and I. We tell our friends and they tell theirs. We commit to doing it because it's a swell idea and we make it happen. We call up improbable connections and talk people into it.

We have no scheduled bands and performers. We tell a bunch of people we know, all the talented jugglers and artists and musicians we know in town and do our best to sell them on this unlikely but alluring idea and see if they'll come.

We are participating in the Gift Economy. It is our gift to our community, to each other, and to ourselves. In the morning hours on January 1st we'll finally go to bed after the best New Year's celebration we can remember thinking, "Wow, did we really just pull that off?" And that will be all the payment any of us will need.
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