New Year 2013: Alternative Ways People Spent NYE

New year's eve can be a stressful time.

Despite the rain, the dark nights and the festive bloat, there's a kind of piquant expectation that one should dust off the dancing shoes and head into town.

For every happy reveller that saw in the New Year with a glass of bubbly and a gunpowder bang, there was another disappointed drunkard hailing an overpriced taxi home... alone.

So meet these inspired "netizens", who instead of braving the urban wilds, decided to greet 2013 in a more unconventional way.

Flick through for some hopeful New Year stories.

(photos courtesy of imgur)