Anyway, the night picked up to medium-busy within an hour or two, thankfully, and some people I knew turned up.
I spent most the night talking to the intriguing and wonderful Sam, who I've not seen for a while except for randomly bumping into her in the Dev briefly when I was meeting Libby.
Also Rataxis' brother, Josh, was there. He's been turning up a load, recently. He's genuinely pleasant company. I hope he stays around! He brought two mundane friends, who seemed laid-back enough to cope with all the gothness, but still failed to paradigm-shift, and revealed their fundamentally untermensch character when one of them asked me "Hey, do you have any single female goth friends, because I keep falling flat...". Oh gawd. I said no.
I was DRUNK! Drunk drunk! Yay! A large bottle of baileys-esque stuff followed by six alcopops made me a pleasant medium-drunk.