Unlike what Prince said, 1999 was more about being paranoid than partying. The Y2K bug was a big scare about every computer in the world was going to go insane because when the year rolled over it would have screwed up with some kind of stupid computer programming. I remember people buying massive amounts of stuff. To be honest, if the world ended in a nuclear apocalypse, a giant pack of toilet paper from Sam's Club ain't going to save you. I was more optimistic of the situation and skeptical about it was ever going to happen. Fear mongering rarely gets to me, but I'm quite a few IQ points above the general population.
Were you scared of Y2K?