Monday at the OC Fair & Event Center, 11 lucky people will get to find out how a dropping ball feels.
When people enter the OC Fair New Year's Eve Block Party, those with the
The venue did a similar drawing last year, inviting people to enter on the OC Fair website.
That time, about 200 people entered the running, but communications director Robin Wachner said technological savvy will determine the 2012 pool.
"This year, it will be entirely dependent on people using Foursquare," she said.
The third annual Block Party, which runs from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., also features food, music, dancing and Vegas-style games, plus plenty of live entertainment: a demolition derby and tribute bands on four stages, which are divided in 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s themes.
Among those slated to perform are Hot August Night (after
Mike McManus, who portrays Queen lead guitarist Brian May, said his band has already performed twice at the fairgrounds and has a special song in mind for when the clock strikes 12. He declined to divulge it, though.
"We're really looking forward to this show," McManus said. "Without giving away any surprises, we're going to be the band that's featured right at the new year."
If You Go
What: OC Fair New Year's Eve Block Party
Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa
When: 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday
Cost: $42.50 per person through Sunday, $47.50 on Monday; $38.50 per person for groups of 10 to 24 through Sunday, $42.50 on Monday; $31.50 per person for groups of 25 or more through Sunday, $35.50 on Monday; parking $10; all rides, Vegas-style games and demolition derby attendance free with admission