UPDATE DECEMBER 30:
A few of us are going to be there at 7 to save some tables and grab a bite to eat. It's first come-first serve. They aren't reserving tables. Look for the Meetup signs on the tables and ask for the Meetup group at the hostess stand. We'll also post our location on the message board.
UPDATE, DECEMBER 23:
Good news, everyone! Mullen's will offer the "early-bird" discounted $30 ticket price for our group for this event. When you call to reserve your ticket, tell them you are with the Meetup group. There will be a will call area where you can pick up your ticket the night of the event. Or, you can stop in Mullen's between now and 1/31 and purchase a ticket in person.
Not in the mood for the big downtown crowds and expensive party prices this year? Well, then, we have the perfect, funky party option for you that's close to home!
Join your Meetup friends as we dance away 2013 and celebrate the arrival of 2014 to the energetic music of Libido Funk Circus at Mullen's. This is a really entertaining, high-energy dance band whose wide variety of music gets everyone on their feet--you can't help but have a good time!
Admission: $30. Mullen's is holding the "early-bird" rate of $30 for our group, so make sure to mention our Meetup group when you call to reserve get your ticket. Admission includes party favors, midnight champagne toast and a late-night pizza buffet. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Libido Funk Circus performs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dress casually or put on your best NYE attire--whatever you are comfortable in!
Mullen's is also offering a great overnight package at The Sheraton Lisle, which is just a quick walk (especially in the cold!) across the parking lot. Cost is $175 for the hotel room and 2 party admissions ($115 hotel/$60 for 2 Mullen's tickets). Get a roommate for the night and split the cost, or buy an individual party ticket from Mullen's and book a room on your own at the Sheraton or at the Hilton across the street.
Reservations: Call Angie Matson at (630) 505-0240. Angie is taking reservations for individual tickets and for the special overnight hotel package.
I will post more information closer to the party date regarding what time I will be there, how to find us, etc.