New Year's Eve Survival Guide

Rocks Off and our friends have developed something of a pet-name for New Year's Eve. We call it Shitfest, and we've chronicled a long list of happenings gone awry at NYE parties over the years.

Confused? Don't be. Chances are you can relate. For the past seven years or so, at every New Year's Eve party Rocks Off has attended, we have witnessed - or, unfortunately, been a part of - some sort of mass mayhem, of which we may or may not have been the direct cause.

It usually involves two people, usually a couple, whose problems are so dire that everyone can't help but be involved. In the case of Friday night, henceforth referred to as Shitfest 2011, we have a few suggestions to keep you out of the kind of trouble we've been in before.

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