There’s nothing quite like ringing in a new year, under a clear canopy that shoulders Aspen Mountain, revealing both the majestic light of God’s creation and an impressive fireworks display. As a band, we were honored to spend another NYE with the St. Regis Aspen and hundreds of cheerful revelers. There was no shortage of champagne, flavorful bit-sized creations, and sparkling dancers. By far, the best moment of the evening came when those many sequined dancers and revelers joined us in singing the traditional “Auld Lang Syne” at midnight. As the fireworks lit up Aspen Mountain, the voices of many lifted up in unison above the crowd. It was a sweet moment… such beauty from those incongruent harmonies, shouted loud with the excitement of welcoming in another year. There are few other places in the world I would care to greet the new year.
15 January 2015