Every year on the eve of a new year I try to find that "perfect" shot that screams "Baby New Year!" Typically that shot is of Wee Man and Preston Lacy in top hats and diapers from their grand "Slide & Slip" finale in the orchestrated close to jackass number two, but today, what with it being Andy Bell's birthday and all and being in a Central American state of mind and being, I'm feeling a double-shot of Panama—PA-NA-MA, OH-OH-OH-OH! Yes, model citizen, zero discipline, all that and lyrically more. I don't know, maybe it's the look on Jeff Tremaine's face ... maybe it's the look on Cordell Mansfield's face ... maybe it's the hairless expanse of Bell's Northern (and Southern!) Territories ... or maybe it's just the sum of all these parts with the tasteful tuck of Andy's part that makes me feel this photo embodies the quintessence of everything an amazing New Year's Eve should be. #MakeItCount!
(Photo by Sean Cliver; Panama City, Panama 2009)