Before your boisterous NYE throwdown, savor this goodness that's been fermenting all year: Thrillist'll be back in full force shortly before you break your resolution.
Gear: The only thing better than swinging around town in jackets that made you look jacked is looking like Patrick Swayze.
Food/Drink: Even when you dove into the night via reckless hogging, things didn't get really weird until you ended up shuffling with Ickey.
Culture: Learning a foreign tongue allowed Chicagoans to infiltrate the underground and meet the O.G. Chi prophet.
Services: The only thing protecting your burgeoning lifestyle from the squads of vicious haters was exceptionally dedicated help.
Events: Despite being entirely white trash, the enraptured crowd hailed your Phelpsian Olympic prowess just before your liver and heart exploded.
Gadgets: On paper, 2008 meant tossing out the old and grabbing a hold of the wildest apparatuses money could buy.