so as of yesterday, you can now see a little Country flare added to Time Square on New Year’s Eve! Btw, it’s slated to be one of the coldest to date! Florida Georgia line is set to perform now during the LA based pre taped portion. They actually tape that portion the first week of December. I know this because I was one of the “party goers” in 2008! ha. We had to submit a picture and were chosen to come to the taping which was 10 hours per day! They do 3 sets with each song! I learned by day two to take off my heels. I loved the experience. In fact I almost got kicked out by Fergie’s manager (Black Eyed Peas) You weren’t allowed to talk to or take pictures with celebs. I ran into Ryan Seacrest and at the time he was huge on American Idol and on the radio. in fact I had on Myspace under celebrities I wanted to meet…Ryan Seacrest! so SURREAL. ha. so we snuck in a flip phone and he offered to be in the pic as we were just gonna sneak a pic. I didn’t get kicked out. As we were told to just get back on set. When we got back to the set, the casting director who didn’t know about me taking a pic with Seacrest, says “oh good my midwest girls are back, please go dance, I’m gonna get fired because people just bombarded Ryan Seacrest ” I said ” oh who would do that!?” 😉 I found this a couple of years ago because nothing dies on the internet, me starring as “Party goer” LOL!