Today's Millennium Stew --------
by Matt Markovich
If.......you can't make it to Times Square for New Year's Eve but will be infront of a computer and a member of AOL (that's allot of ifs), you in luck. America Online will webcast of the traditional lowering of the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball, and hold a contest to select the best ten homepages of the Millennium, slideshows, polls, and games centered on Times Square.
If.......you don't have tickets to Celine Dion's New Year's Eve concert, you can catch the show on television. The TVA network (CFTM-10 in Montreal) says it will offer live coverage of Dion's Molson Centre performance. The telecast will begin at 9 p.m. and end at 1 a.m. TVA will rerun the show Jan. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
The blockbuster New Year's Eve show will feature a star-studded supporting cast, including Bryan Adams, Daniel Lavoie, Bruno Pelletier, Stephane Rousseau, Garou and Luck Mervil. The TVA telecast will be produced using High Definition Television technology, Canada's first live HDTV event.
If....... you want to spend New Year's in the Sun for Free, how about this contest. Insight.com's 'Millennium Week In The Sun!' Sweepstakes offers a 7-day vacation for two to Arizona, tickets to Insight.com Bowl, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and a New Year's Eve Block Party, the second largest New Year's Eve block party in the US. You must sweepstakes before Nov. 20, 1999. at www.insight.com/millweek.
And if...... you want to avoid New Year's Eve and Y2K altogether and would rather spend that night in a hole in a cave, we've got that too.
The Sierra Trail Lodge in Creel, Mexico has a primordial cave fantasy, a ring-in-the-millennium travel package that one gullible couple can enjoy for only $6,500. The lucky twosome will bed down in a shallow rock hollow (once occupied by Tarahumara Indians) after spending New Year's Eve getting bombed with locals on a cactus-distilled moonshine flavored with drowned rattlesnake.
According to Outside Magazine, Skip McWilliams, the guy who came up with the idea says he want to come up a bare minimum expedition. So he stuck a bed in a cave above his lodge and began charging guest his usual rate. Despite no modern conveniences like a toilet, they paid it. Now, it's constantly booked. He's currently looking for more caves in nearby box canyons.
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