Happy New Year! McMurdo's annual celebration on New Year's Eve is a musical event called Icestock. 11 Bands, 9 hours, one stage. A chili cooking contest, colorful costumes, lots of beer, wine and champagne - a real outdoor celebration! It was a bit cooler this year than last, but it didn't seem to slow the party down at all. Since I am transitioning to the night shift, this is one New Year's Eve I was able to stay awake for and enjoy!
Icestock 2013 stage.
Julie belting it out.
Michael Davis serving up chili.
Hot, spicy chili on a cold McMurdo day, awesome!
Dress up time.
Members of the local motorcycle club.
Nice day, the stage with Ob hill in the background.
One of the bands.
Kate, an amazing voice and crowd favorite.
Dave showing good Frisbee form & not spilling a drop of his G&T.
(his glass is hidden behind the glove on his left hand).
Monica & Deneen, ATO co-workers.
What the new Steward uniform should be.