Originally published December 1, 1999
The pressure has never been greater to make it to midnight — if for no other reason that to count yourself among the millennial masses when the great odometer in the sky turns to 2-0-0-0. Like missing Woodstock, it will be hard to explain to future generations how — and why — you slept through Y2K eve. Or, depending on how things go, what you did to prepare for it.
Here’s what some notable Vermonters are doing … or not.
Judge F. Ray Keyser, Chelsea
retired Vermont Supreme Court judge
“I plan to stay up until 12 because, if I make it that far, I will have lived in three centuries. Not three generations — three centuries.”
“I am going to be running through the streets naked with a strap-on dildo in Montréal.”
Jessica Oski, Burlington
assistant city attorney
“A lot of people I know are going to Florida, but I’m supposed to be present at the Burlington Emergency Operation Center, located at the Burlington Police Station, in the event of any Y2K emergency."