Well, I went, after nerves etc stopped me going from such things before. The first two hours were alright, and I spoke to a few people. I got the impression that the Colosseum event starting at 10PM should be avoided like the plague, but I ploughed on regardless.
A brief description of my 4 hours at the Colosseum: fucking shit. fucking fucking fucking shit. I'm perfectly capable of drinking on my own in a number of varying and exciting places, I don't need a club in which to do it. The idea of having a first social of the year, where people are supposed to get to know each other, in a club where this is clearly impossible, is an idea of startlingly bad proportions. The music was shit, the people were unfriendly, everything was crap. Not good.
Needless to say I drank stupidly large amounts to compensate for the general feeling of shitness, got the coach back at 2:15, sicked up, and collapsed asleep in a drunken heap on my bed. All in all I feel that the evening was a thumbs down. Chances of me going to another offbeat sociall: slim to none.