WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition for millions of Americans: watching the ball drop in Times Square on TV. Three people from Warren are heading to New York City to watch the countdown in person.
Lindsey and Lexi Platt, mother and daughter, and Nadia Currence, Lexi’s good friend, are leaving at 3:00 Thursday morning. They’re taking a bus to Times Square to watch the ball drop, and they’ll be there for 12 hours.
“We are going to go right to Times Square. So we’re going to have a lot of standing and waiting,” Lindsey said.
Now in the eighth grade, Lexi and Nadia have been friends since preschool. Nadia’s 14th birthday will be on New Year’s Eve.
“I was…happy because this is the first time we’re together on my birthday, and I always wanted to go to New York,” Lexi said.
When the ball drops Thursday night, there will be a million people in Times Square. Even so, the three are not concerned about security.
“I’m not really worried about it because I just want to go have fun,” Currence said.
“It doesn’t worry me,” Lindsey said. “I have full confidence in our boys in blue.”
What they are concerned about is standing all day and not being able to use the restroom.
No purses or backpacks are allowed in Times Square, so they’ll have to bring along something to eat.
When they told friends about the trip, they were not as excited about the idea.
“They think we’re crazy,” Lindsey said. “Yeah, they don’t think that sounds like a good time, but we do.”