Tonight between the two studios there were roughly sixteen artists. Most of them had friends or family members helping out. Then there were the usual gallery hoppers, people on dates, friends stopping by, regulars, partiers, a dude in a gas mask... hundreds of people.
It was loud, and it can be a lot for an introvert like me - or perhaps it's less an introvert thing and more a highly sensitive person thing. In either case it can be overwhelming. Sometimes I handle it better than others. Tonight it was quite tiring.
It was so good to get home and listen to the silence.