Someone said :
Good point actually... I'm kinda new and havent been to a meet yet, but it seems that people get really enthused about the pre-planning - I always wonder how many people turn up... and how you identify the gaireans from the randomers....
at the main meets its been up to 60 people turning up.
most people know each other, or at least another member that can introduce them to the rest. newbies usually make arrangements to meet a member outside the pub so they can be introduced to everyone else.
the pre-planning and post meet chat is always fun. espicially if anything mad has happened.