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‘Alter Ego’ Takes Center Stage At The New Year’s Eve Spectacular

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A local band will be closing 2013 with a bang at the New Year’s Eve Spectacular.

Jessica Kartalija sat down with Alter Ego.

Before they can take the stage at the New Year’s Eve Spectacular, Alter Ego runs through their set with WJZ.

The band is made up of five members, covering songs from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and today.

It’s their first time taking center stage at the New Year’s Eve Spectacular.

“There was one show I wanted to play this year and this was it,” said Jim Boyer, guitarist.  “I’ve gone down to the harbor for years and seen the fireworks.”

“If you ever see us on stage, you’ll see we’re always laughing, always joking,” said Jamie Sadler, lead vocalist.

All raised in Baltimore, the guys know the New Year’s Eve Spectacular well. They say it’s a dream come true to perform at the event.

“I just looked around at 50,00-70,000 people that line up from the Science Center to the Aquarium and said, ‘That would be absolutely awesome to play to that kind of crowd,’” said Boyer.

Their families are in the crowd, too–something they say is very important to them.

“Everything we do is crowd friendly, it’s family friendly. We put a little bit of edge, a little bit of spin on everything,” said Boyer.

Performing some 60 shows this year, the band says it hopes Tuesday’s performance will help boost them into the spotlight.

“This is certainly another level and an opportunity for us to really give ourselves the exposure that we’re looking for going into 2014,” Boyer said.

Alter Ego takes the stage at 9 p.m. The fireworks go off at midnight.

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