I'm off to London's Groucho

I’m off to London’s Groucho Club this evening for the birthday party of a friend of a friend. I’m a little intimidated by the whole idea, so plan to lubricate myself with a couple of drinks down in Soho with Nick and Sam before I head over. Loads of people I know seem to be going – Nick C, Kate and Mella (my flatmates) etc etc. It’s also Gay Mardi Gras today, which I have dutifully avoided. I am beginning to wonder whether it should be like the Gay Christmas – ostensibly a good idea, but actually an opportunity for getting pissed on…