BALL DROP 2023 - LIVE FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO
San Luis Obispo's longest-running family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration returns for its 30th year!! Every New Year's Eve, at the corner of Chorro and Marsh in Downtown San Luis Obispo. The event, conceived and put on by Xtina Warren, her husband Frank, and family friend Colin Campbell, provides a unique counterpoint to overblown, over-hyped New Year celebrations. "We take great joy in being one of the only New Year celebrations to traffic in 'anti-climax' as a primary emotion," said Campbell, who visits from Los Angeles every year for the Ball Drop. Like its more famous East Coast cousin, the event involves the lowering of a shiny disco-style ball as the countdown to midnight approaches. As for the anti-climax, that is usually experienced by the audience when the ball is first revealed to the assembled throng. Passers-by, cajoled in to sticking around for the drop, often expect an elaborate set-up, and are surprised to see such a commotion being made over a ball of relatively modest size.