Well no, it’s not the place to be unless you enjoy huge crowds and you don’t mind not being able to pee for over 9 hours. The thing is there’s only one way to get a good spot and that is to get there early. Once in place you can’t move or someone else will take your spot. And of course you are standing the whole time, in freezing cold weather if that’s what the temperature has decided to do, though 2014/15 is looking fairly mild so far.
Yes, it’s a magnificent sight, it’s exciting, the music is great, but the big drawback is that there is nowhere to pee, so think how you will handle that. Some people wear diapers to cope. And apart from the appalling non toilet, no sitting situation there is also no alcohol allowed. Sure some people do a successful smuggle but the cops are very vigilant about this.
And you will be in a crowd of over a million, closely packed together. It takes fortitude and not minding feeling trapped because even if you choose leave, with that many people, it’s a slow process. So balance out the feat of endurance required against the pleasures of being there and decide. At home you can recline back in comfort and sip an ale to toast i the new year.