First off, we had electricity. Made things much easier.
Mark and Siobhan organized a very classy evening at the Bankers Club. The building is fabulous, and they did an excellent job setting up and decorating the space. lferion announced the guests as they entered. Several entertainers (including kproche) did an excellent job.
Downsides were insane parking (something else was going on downtown, but I'm baffled as to what it was), and a rather large flake-factor. I'm not talking about the folks who lost their transportation (and called in their regrets) or the folks who couldn't find parking (and called in their regrets afterwards). I'm talking about folks who said they were coming and then just didn't show and sent no word.
So anyway, a fun and well-organized event, enjoyed by all present, marred only by sparse attendance.