Should auld acquaintance and bad times be forgot?

By Damon Young
Updated April 18 2018 - 8:22pm, first published December 28 2009 - 12:00am

I keenly remember my first big New Year's celebration. I was 15 or 16, and off to a huge party I'd heard about. I was ready for excitement: babes, loud music and a little alcohol. Maybe even a fight, if the music and mood were suitably intoxicating.