|This was pretty, covered with red velvet bows.|
|A sculpture by Tom Otterness (there's a real manhole cover very near by).|
|There were a number of figures posed atop the train cars (now repurposed as shops in the DeKalb Market).|
They looked like they were made of duct tape, but I imagine it was sturdier stuff.
The fireworks were nice, and the evening was mild - good for standing around and enjoying the free concert as well. (Although it sounded like the band members were already well into their cups.)
I loved the heart-shaped fireworks, which I don't recall ever seeing before. Here's a short clip that includes the heart at about 1:05 - so cool:
Afterward, we joined in a group hug (not usually my thing, but it works on New Year's Eve) and shared wishes for 2012.