Just thought of something else that is fantastic about being out -- I don't ever have to go to another "briefing" (AKA reg or recruit event) or gawd-awful Int event as staff or as public.
I used to enjoy the events, unless I got roped in to sell things to people. Usually I got some minimalist post like usher. I didn't have to do event call-in either, so it made for a nice break. Plus you'd get to look at lots of the girls looking pretty.