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Srishti Jha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 29, 2012
First Published: 00:07 IST(29/12/2012) | Last Updated: 02:25 IST(29/12/2012)

Instead of mingling at the regular cocktail party, standing in line to get to a heavily crowded bar, or simply sitting on the couch and waiting for boring dinner to get over, why not try some off-beat performances happening in the capital on the coming New Year's Eve.

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A classical musical, a piano recital, a play or a burlesque performance alongside the bonfire at your favourite restaurant seems worth a breakaway from the unlimited fancy parties swaying the capital and offering all the same old music, food and liquor.

Says Anshuman Vyas, Manager, Olive, The Qutub, "There has been a rise in the number of people demanding a subtle serene cultural performances. Party hopping seems to have a competition now."

As New Year's Eve is supposed to be special, a night to be remembered, a night you'd want to spend with your loved ones to bring in the new tomorrow, why not celebrate it in an enriching manner. Says Vishal, an engineering student, "A typical lackluster New Year's party gets very boring. Going for a music/dance performance or a play breaks the monotony of the trend which we have been seeing for years now." See graphic

A creative New Year's Eve plan could be an exciting way to diverge from the typical holiday plans and society parties to start the brand new year on a refreshing and elating note.

Says Sabir Malik, musician, Parikrama, "The thrill and pleasure that music lovers find at a live concert is a different experience that fits the bill for New Year's Eve. Some off-beat performances definitely bring in a different level of energy to welcome the coming year."

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