Even though 2017 was by all accounts a giant Dumpster fire, it wasn't hot enough to make it any less freezing on New Year's Eve, especially in Times Square. With temperatures hovering around 10 degrees Fahrenheit, we rang in 2018 while our brains froze over and our teeth chattered. And no one, not even our beloved performers and TV personalities, was immune from the cold.
Mariah Carey was back in the saddle for New Year's Eve this year. She performed live in Times Square, and for the second year in a row, things just didn't quite go according to plan. It wasn't the debacle that was her 2016 performance, but it was no walk in the park, either.
If you'll recall, Mariah Carey's performance for the 2016 New Year's Rockin' Eve show was sort of kind of a disaster.
Even Milli Vanilli is embarrassed by Mariah Carey's debacle. https://t.co/8179cHu7jA— Jimmy Traina (@Jimmy Traina)1483246080.0
It was tough to watch.
With 15 minutes remaining, 2016 claimed its final victim: Mariah Carey's career— Cabot Phillips (@Cabot Phillips)1483246073.0
But it most certainly was not, thank you very much!
via: Getty ImagesMariah Carey, diva extraordinaire, was not going down without a fight, and so she returned to that New Year's Eve stage once again for the 2017 broadcast. Some said she was brave to do so, others thought she was being reckless.
But thanks to what we're sure were endless stringent rehearsals, Mariah Carey's performance this past year went off without a hitch...almost. At one point during the show, Mariah took a moment to reach for a cup of hot tea — understandable considering it was super cold and she's a superstar who always gets what she wants.
Ugh don't you hate it when you have to be just like 'everybody else' with no hot tea Feel you, Mariah https://t.co/ZbgKlMB29I— Lester The Kevin Knox Shooting Coach (@Lester The Kevin Knox Shooting Coach)1514786331.0
And with that, the Internet exploded.
I woke up for a few minutes (it's 1:30 here). Mariah Carey demanding hot tea is exactly how I hoped the year wou… https://t.co/ANdmO28hhW— Juliette Kayyem (@Juliette Kayyem)1514784676.0
We knew it!
Meanwhile, Kermit is enjoying Mariah Carey’s tea https://t.co/2nJDGwHS3z— Daniel Mealo (@Daniel Mealo)1514781844.0
There's a perfect GIF for every situation, and this person found it:
That feeling when you steal Mariah Carey's hot tea. https://t.co/l1s7YNAIoh— Beth (@Beth)1514782338.0
Nevertheless, we can be pretty sure that the second Mariah Carey started complaining about hot having her tea, her assistants backstage looked sort of like this:Mariah Carey has been slighted by the universe twice in a row now – it's a wonder she has the strength and the will to go on. But she is a warrior and we have faith that even though she didn't get her hot tea and several assistants probably lost their jobs over it, she will persevere.
And never fear — eventually, Mariah found her tea.
Found my tea! 🍵 https://t.co/r5EIIbT5Zw— Mariah Carey (@Mariah Carey)1514792325.0
The moral of this story is clear:
If Mariah Carey can make it through that performance without her hot tea, then I can make it through another year— jaden (@jaden)1514782513.0