I Think It's An Advantage
I was reading Joe Sherlock's most excellent blog (The View Through The Windshield over in the "links" section - you should be checking him out every weekday doncha know?) when he mentioned "stay(ing) up to watch the ball fall and see Dick Clark." I think a Left Coast life could be a real advantage on NYE. You watch the New York celebration, sip your champagne and then go to sleep thereby saving three late night hours. Sweet.