The Metro stayed open until 3 AM, for the first time since May (and only for New Year’s Eve) and fares were “free” after midnight, but ridership was light. The wait times on the Green Line were still 20 minutes. People have gotten used to doing without. Rather like doomsday preppers.
The party seemed to dispense with the drag show, but had a can-can upstairs after midnight.
Both levels were packed, and people were lively. The music tended to be pretty hip-hoppish at times.