Last night I went to The Week special Eterna party being held at Grand Metropole. Fairly nice venue. Reasonably quick entry process, especially given the crowds.
Yes, the venue was nice. The sound system wasn't. A couple of massive speakers on each side of the stage, that's all. Sort of like a high school dance. Clue: smaller speakers, but more of them.
Ditto lights, which were often unabashedly promoting The Week.
I found a lonely couch or two in an entrance foyer as the only seating.
All the foregoing I could tolerate, but not the ridiculous overcrowding. I didn't dance. I jostled. And was jostled. I saw many looks of 'crowd disgust' that were probably similar to the one I wore. I left very early. I wasn't about to wait out the crowd. Tonight I will try The Week at it's home venue for the first time. My expectations couldn't be lower.