I thought this was a gimmick. but apparently it's not. I'm now really questioning my ideas of attending these festivities.
In other news, I rode in (from Hains Point) with no gloves or hat this morning. Oh GOD I'm never doing that again. I spent the majority of the time with my hands in my jacket pockets and my chin stuffed in my down jacket as much as possible. For the price of this cold, we better be getting some snow this year.