I'm going to Tampa for New Year's eve and wanted to know if i need to buy tickets in advance. I am interested in going to Ybor City and Channelside, and am driving from Orlando, but i didn't want to drive to Tampa only to find out i needed to buy tickets in advance. I did see Bannana Joe's is having a block party that is selling tickets, is that worth going to? Are there any other block parties worth going to? Thank you!