of thousands of young people greeted the last year of the
millennium in Times Square, waiting for the
ball to drop before scurrying home along Giuliani's squeaky-clean streets, a rather more bohemian crowd gathered
at another landmark: Downtown's venerable CBGB. Where icons like Debbie Harry and the Ramones
and Richard Hell and the Voidoids once ruled the stage, Japanese pop-punk band Cibo Matto held sway over the Bowery night.