opening hysterics

So...it came and it went. All the preparations, panics and stresses somehow ended at that mysterious predetermined time of 'the opening'. Arguments, misunderstandings and discussions were temporarily put on hold as we smiled in front of our audience of about 45 people. Afterwards, however, they came back in full force, appearing even at the classic 'after-opening' drunken evening of relief and relaxation. 


I've never been around a group of people that argue so much. Perhaps, too, it is a form of discourse, just not my particular way of communicating.