The last time I went out on New Years eve was December 31, 1999.
Went with some friends, downtown Rochester had a big event, closed off Main street for a big street party, fireworks, had a big screen with the President's address, etc. It was fun!
The world didnt end in the early hours of 1/1/2000.
I was 30 years old that year, and it was basically the end of my "going out" years.
Since then, my wife and I do absolutely nothing for New Years eve..because, we simply dont care.
it means nothing to us, we dont "go out" in a drinking or party sense any other night of the year, so New Years isnt any different..
I dont think I have even bothered to stay up until midnight in a decade or so..
We still get January 1st off from work though! which is nice..
Thats more of a "holiday" for us than the night before, we try to do something special, we might go out to Niagara Falls today and walk around.