Actually, everything that is fun on New Year's Eve is forbidden. We have to stay at home, no fireworks, no parties, no casseroles, .....
Soundsource: The recording on the balcony starts at 24 o'clock. There is no traffic on Freistädter Straße, people are not on the road, but in the gardens and on the balconies rockets and firecrackers are being set off. Everyone wants to drive away the evil spirits of 2020. When it gets quiet in the neighborhood, in Untersteg, you can hear the sounds of New Year's Eve from far away spreading over the city space. Now and then you can hear very soft waltz music.
Smartphone with built-in microphones, Freistädterstrasse in Linz, Austria at midnight 2020/2021.
Recording & pic by Wolfgang Dorninger