They call New Year's Eve amateur night because it's a night where nearly everyone parties hard, not just those who have regular experience with intoxicants. This means that it's a pretty safe bet that some idiotic stuff is going to go down, sometimes even before the ball drops.
Everyone knows about the ball that drops in New York City's Times Square to mark the start of a new calendar year. What you may not realize, though, is that other cities around the nation have similar traditions that entertain and enthrall their local communities. Here's a look at some of the odder traditions that will be taking place in America tonight:
Fireworks for the Christmas and New Years season went on sale in Shreveport on December 15th and are allowed to be discharged in Shreveport.
In Bossier City, fireworks can’t be sold or discharged until this Friday, the 23rd.