Yay global warming! It was practically tropical on Maidan last night, the fireworks were impressive and being able to drink your appallingly bad Ukrainian champagne straight from the bottle out in the open is super convenient, but overall, New Years Eve in Kyiv failed to live up to my expectations.
I blame Boney M.
Why'd they bail on New Years on Maidan? Did they get a better offer opening for David Hasselhof in Hamburg? If you aren't European or a former Soviet, you might not be familiar with their catalog, but Rasputin has always been a big favorite of mine. You can just imagine our disappointment when the headliner was a Ukrainian hip hop band.
"What's that you say? No Boney M? New Years Eve is ruined!"
Others were disappointed because no girls took their shirts off.