It's New Year's Eve and Houston's Discovery Green Is Looking a Little Soggy
It was a plaintive lament from our city's mayor sent out earlier today.
But alas, while Annise Parker may be the mayor of the fourth largest city in America, she does not control the weather. And as today was wearing on, the skies have alternated between misting, sprinkling and flat out raining. It doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon.
Which means that the city's New Year's Eve Festival scheduled for tonight at Discovery Green, featuring KC and the Sunshine Band (ah, who says irony is dead!) will go on in a certain amount of misty splendor.
What? Not canceled? A quick look at a list of FAQs on the New Year's Eve Houston site shows that rain or shine, the show goes on. This is Houston, after all. Buck up! Bring your raincoats and maybe some ground cover.
Oh, and the Kids Confetti Countdown at 9 p.m. ought to be a hoot and a half. Think of all those brightly colored, wet, soggy pieces of paper landing on you, adhering to your flesh like papier mâché.
And yes, this event is kid-friendly and no alcohol allowed. Which may not be the way you envisioned spending New Year's Eve. Then again, there's probably no way to get in trouble here and you can start the New Year with a clear head.