1st First Night

Following up on M.J.L. Kellogg’s post, the buzz is building on the city’s 1st First Night this New Year’s Eve. The program starts at 2pm and runs all the way to midnight.

The first three hours are being billed as the “Family Festival” which includes a grand procession that appears to begin at the Austin Museum of Art’s Community Room, where you can make your own art flag for the parade, and ends at City Hall.

There’s too many things going on to list them all here. You can check out all the details by section, discipline or timeline. A map is available as well. Some of the highlights include a glowing dragon on Town Lake, fireworks over Town Lake at midnight, fire dancing by five different area troupes, a Segway Ballet, music from many different local drum acts of varying cultures, a film montage projected to the side of the Radission Hotel complete with building climbers(?), and a performance piece from Salvage Vanguard Theater called ReVERBerations.

Sounds like it’s going to be pretty crazy. Lots going on. At first glance, it looks like they may have overreached on the sheer number of things going on. It’ll be interesting to see if they can pull all of this off. I’m definitely going to check it out.

1 Comment so far

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