Here's a scan from the manga I was reading in the van on the way back home after the party. I think it pretty much sums up my feelings about the event.
The after party with the consulate folks was nice, though.
(And yes, that would be a magically transformed fox spirit, possessed by an evil cicada, spewing animated chestnuts on to a half-human, half-dog demon. Who says formal consulate parties aren't exciting!)