Copacabana new years eve
Copacabana new years eve and the cruise ships are arriving. Nine huge floating palaces drop anchor to watch tonight’s spectacle. Music fireworks & noise.
I paid $400 for a ticket to a cocktail party on the 12th floor overlooking Copacabana beach. The lovely lady above let me visit the venue mid afternoon to take some photos.
Mid afternoon and you can see the crowd building up. Two million people are expected to gather tonight at Copacabana most of whom will be wearing white.
Around 4 pm the crowd builds up
Through the afternoon the crowd starts to build.
More ships arrive
Nine huge ships arrived for the show.
A burning question
Sergio, it is New Years Eve 2007, do you think our ship will ever come in?
Now here is how we are going to handle troublemakers
Final instruction at 5.30 pm, the Rio cops are a very mean bunch.
The shadows cover the beach
The anticipation is building, you can fell the excitement in the air.
Going home to freshen up
As far as I’m concerned she is dressed perfectly.
The party begins
Here is where I am watching the celebration, lots of food and booze, after all we did pay $400. 🙂
Here they come
I have never seen a crowd this big anywhere before.
More and more all dressed in white
And still they come to celebrate New Years Eve at Copacabana.
The excitement is building & more people arrive
I was in the perfect spot to see everything.
Standing room only
What a night it was, worth every cent.
I’m happy to be above the crowd
Let the games begin.
The fireworks begins, 2 million people onshore and nine cruise ships anchored off the beach.
You can see five of the nine cruise ships here in this photo.
Lots of noise
Noise from the Fireworks and the amplified music that is blasting out from huge speakers along the beach.
Here is the live action
And the beat goes on
The noise was quite incredible.
The show went on for hours
I left around 1 am knowing I had seen the most spectacular NYE celebration in my life. The Sydney fireworks is certainly superior however when you add two million screaming people into the mix at one of the world’s great beaches it is game over.
I hope you enjoyed my NYE experience
Of course for sheer drama and chaos check out Sydney New Year’s Eve 1981.
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