Thanks to all of you who turned up on Saturday night. I counted 15 in all, including me, which is more than respectable. These were Jams*, Kellie*, Francis*, Max, Sue, Jim, Darryl, Mikey E, Carl*, Keith, Daniel, Flesh and two other halves of bloggers who are of course also human beings in their own right.(Asterisks denote posts on the topic of the drink.)
I got fairly drunk. No blows were traded. No papparazzi were present. No one was exactly as I imagined them. Everyone was nice. My main regret is there were too many people for me to manage to talk to everyone properly, or indeed anyone at any length.
A preliminary statistical analysis reveals more details on the demographic.
At least 33% are resident in the London Boroughs of Lewisham or Greenwich. At least 40% are current or former Green Party members. At least 13% have a strong Danish connection. At least 26% have a strong Irish connection. At least 26% have a strong Essex connection. At least 40% are in gemisht Jewish/non-Jewish relationships. More than I care to admit had excess facial hair. Fewer than I expected drank ale as opposed to lager.