The Grind calmed me down and got me from the state of responding to "How are you?" with "Thankfully, most days are better than this." to responding with "Pretty good" or "Better now". It's amazing what seeing your friends can do. It helps that there were lots of people with little to no clothing on having lots of fun and it was a light night, monitor wise.
In other news, I have a backpack that actually is wide enough for my back. This is the first non-camping backpack that has ever done this. It's things like this that remind me that I'm a big guy.