What’s the wildest New Year’s Eve you’ve ever had?
Connor Brodner: 2010, it was the first time I got drunk. Our buddy’s crazy dad made us a giant bowl of rum and eggnog and we drank it all.
Jack Dolan: We tried to get into a party at an old DIY spot called FeelTrip and the cops came immediately. Some of our friends knew some guy with a super fancy loft space in the South Loop, so we said why not. Turns out it was way too fancy for us—I’m pretty sure I knocked over a really expensive statue or head bust. We managed to leave before anyone noticed.
Colin Croom: The first show I ever played with Twin Peaks at Young Camelot, a dank, old carpeted church-turned-DIY spot. I was nervous and drank a bunch of wine before we played. I remember it being incredibly hot and we couldn’t hear a thing. And most of whatever I was playing broke at some point during the set.
What’s your strangest NYE tradition?
Cadien Lake James: At the end of every year I write and record a curse chorus, a song for all who have insulted or wronged me in any way in the past year. I record it, put it on a flash drive, delete all other evidence and bury it.
Clay Frankel: I join Cadien with the curse chorus, adding my own enemies.
Connor: Mine is to stay out of trouble. I’ve only succeeded in that one time, and it’s because I was the designated driver.
Times Square already has a lock on ball dropping—what would you drop at your NYE celebration?
Connor: Huge bags of cash, because it’s like a little holiday bonus for all party attendees.
Cadien: Hand warmers, you’re gonna need ’em tonight.