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Where Will You Be When The Ball Drops?

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Not that any ball drops here in Los Angeles and it frustrates us to no end that we don't have a signature New Year's celebration. That said, hopefully you're better prepared for the dawning of 2005 than we are. Those last minute invitations to join someone on their private jet to South Beach or Vegas to ring in the New Year just aren't rolling in like we'd hoped.

We're not bitter. We can still crash a Hollywood Hills mansion party or hop the gate into Bel Air and hold Tinkerbell hostage for access to the Hilton compound. We might even forego all the pomp and circumstance and pop open a cheap bottle of champagne with "Dick Clark and his Rockin' Eve. "

What do you mean Regis has replaced Mr. Clark? Can't we have just a little joy this holiday season?

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Here are LA's best parties you can actually go to on December 31st:

The Killers join Paul Oakenfield, John Digweed, The Crystal Method and Mark Farina for Giant's Super Party from 8 PM to 4 AM. Any chance to see the Killers is a chance you shouldn't miss. There's also a fair chance that a sweaty stranger will try to kiss you at midnight. Tickets are $60.

Cinespace and Ivar are tag teaming for their New Year's Bash: Heaven & Hell. $50 gets you in both venues but we recommend ponying up another $30 for VIP access. We're not sure if the drinks will be flowing freely as they are taking bottle service reservations but it's sponsored by Brilliant Vodka so we'd bet on at least getting a few hundred samples of that. 4 dance rooms, adult film stars hosting the event, and Dick Clark Regis on their 30 foot screen.

Want a smaller crowd? Little Temple in Silver Lake features DJ Rashida (who also spins Sunday nights at Proper) and a live performance by local underground Hip Hop favorite Medusa. The crowd will be a varied set of multiculti hipsters and at midnight? Champagne for all. Tickets are only $20. Little Temple is located at 4519 Santa Monica Blvd.