City barely 'happy'

Less time for preparations to party-making may dampen New Year spirit

According to the norms, liquor cannot be sold two days before the election still a day after the polling is complete; and on the day of counting as well. The party organisers got official communication regarding supply of liquor after 8 pm on Friday, only on Thursday.
With district going to polls on December 31, the new year revellers may be forced to go elsewhere for partying since most hotels are going low on the new year bashes.
“Though we wanted to hold programmes on a big scale  and were keen on organising something special, we have less time to organise ourselves.

And, people don’t come all the way to sip on soda or fruit juice and enjoy recorded music,” says manager of a three star hotel on condition of anonymity.This has left the hotels in a quandary since they would not want to risk organising any mega events flouting the rules.
The youth in Mysore are forced to look out for watering holes in other cities, Bangalore being the easiest destination, since the hotels are mostly going for ‘light music’ or ‘band’ and ‘lavish dinner buffet’ minus the alcoholic drinks.

Welcoming new year is sure going to mean a lot of money for those who plan to travel to other party-places.

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“We plan to stock some drinks before they restrict the buying. But then, I want no trouble either. So my party is going to be really small with select friends, who will not create a scene,” says Vachan, a former DJ who plans to spend a quiet evening with pals ushering in the new year.

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