NEW YORK | Times Square crowd braves rain to bid wet goodbye to 2018
NEW YORK— A drenching rain didn’t stop revelers from packing Times Square for New York City’s New Year’s Eve celebration Monday night, with much of the crowd determined to have a good time as they waited hours for performers including Christina Aguilera, Sting and Snoop Dogg.
Some people danced to keep their blood moving. Vendors gouged the unprepared, charging up to $10 for ponchos that ordinarily sell for $2. The biggest cheers early on were for event workers handing out foam hats and blue gloves.