In the end, things were actually a lot of fun. I brought along Descent: Journeys in the Dark with me and we ended up playing a game down in the basement rec room while most of the party goers stayed upstairs. And since it wouldn't be a party at Randy's place without it, we also did quite a few rounds of Karaoke Revolution. I'm sorry to report that despite my insistance he find a broadway edition of the game, apparently none exists at the moment. The game and then the karaoke was engrossing enough that we didn't end up leaving until around 3am and it was around 6am before I got to bed.
Five hours after that, it was time to get up again and go off to the DnD game. Randy ended up skipping the event, Bill M was out of town visiting his parents, and the newbie that had showed up last time decided to quit. After quite a few hours of some truly heinous and grueling battle, we managed to get through one, and only one, encounter. However, that was enough to push everyone up to 8th level. Weeee.
I took my first level of Arcane Trickster.