Times Square rings in 2021 with a dystopian ode to Planet Fitness

Times Square rings in 2021 with a dystopian ode to Planet Fitness

The Times Square Ball Drop is an institution, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve its faithful steward for the past 49 years. So, uh, what happened with those terrifying Planet Fitness festivities?

Thursday night on ABC, hosts Ryan Seacrest and Lucy Hale joined legendary guests like Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Gaynor in celebrating the start to 2021. Thanks to the pandemic, the evening had to be socially distant — a difficult task for an event typically attended by upwards of a million people — and of course, those physically present had to take proper safety precautions.

But pretty much everything that happened after that was A Choice.  Read more…

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