So here is a look at the party I attended for New Year's Eve. This is actually a shot of one of the many screens that were placed around the "fan mile". I couldn't find any articles with an exact count, but there were several hundred thousand people celebrating in front on the Brandenburg gate this year. It's hard to imagine that I was actually among these masses!
Here is a look at the actual stage in front of the gate. My husband and I got to the party around 7.30pm so we could get a good spot. We did make it pretty close to the front, but then decided to go back a bit as the crowds were really tight and it was not comfortable.
There were even two shows going on at midnight: the fireworks display and a laser light show. It was hard to watch both of them though (I prefer fireworks), but my tall husband did get a few shots of the laser show.
All in all, it was a great night - it wasn't too cold and the skies were clear (before all the fireworks at least!). I'm glad I made it out to celebrate on the streets of my new city!