A video on TikTok is going viral after it described the 2022 countdown and New Year’s Eve celebration at the V&A Waterfront as “the worst count down celebration ever.”
The user who posted it, @t_husain_permall further added their resolution: “Never do that again.”
Reasons for the celebration being so harshly criticised included people expecting ‘fireworks or something’ but ‘instead they took a spotlight and pointed it to the sky’. Additional points of criticism were the number of people present, and the user’s experience that it took a full hour just to get out of the parking.
@t_husain_permall Resolution: Never do that again. #fyp #happynewyear2022 ♬ UP by Cochise and Snot – Republic of Cochise
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While feeling like a parking lot sardine can be nodded at as highly unpleasant alongside the feeling of an unknowing ‘let down’, the fireworks ‘disappointment’ that some may have experienced feeling could have been avoided, as fireworks were never part of the festivities, to begin with.
The event was celebrating the new year via the ‘Lighting of the Beam’ and was described as such. The Beam replaced the old fireworks shows when the pandemic hit.
Perhaps anti-climatic for some, many people praised the move from the fireworks display.
“thank goodness CCOT stopped fireworks since 2020 they wisely opted to think of pets who run amok petrified every year,” wrote @lynneearly, whose comment was actually the top liked comment on the post.