It didn't ever get super-busy - I fit in 7 rounds before closing at (ahem) 2:05am. But it was busy enough, and it was great to see new faces.
And, of course, some of the "older" ones. Of the softball group, snafflekid and celticnoor showed up. Of the Q group, princesskiti22 and trivialt showed up. Keri and I tried to think back, and we believe she hasn't been in to sing since June.
There's something just wrong, there.
The most entertaining new visitors of the night were Aash and Alie, both excellent singers. He knows all kinds of quirky little songs, which makes me very happy, and she has a simply amazing voice. And no concept how good she is. She felt intimidated by all the other good singers.
Very insecure, that one. Hope they come back - they'll fit right in.
We all had a grand time, I shut down reasonably rapidly, got paid by a somewhat less depressed Paula (apparently after the last three weeks, she was "thinking about dropping Thursday karaoke." Oy.), drove a soporific Keri and my equipment to the Duplex, where I unfortunately only offloaded the equipment, then took her in a now more comfortable chair back over the hills to Ben Lomond.
I believe I got her home at 3:30am or so - we made good time. Then I came back across to the Mini Gourmet and a fairly substantial meal, and home just in time to get ready for bed and clear the bathroom as timenchanter's alarm was ringing.
Up and down a few times today, but mostly I've slept. I woke up at 3:30pm, and have done a little since then (including begging off from the parents for this evening), but I'm seriously considering returning to bed. It's my last free day in quite a while - I may as well waste it.