I think for some people we really need to have a date in mind. I know some people that would go if they could schedule the days they will need off soon. The where doesn't matter as much since like Star said the people who are going to come will come no matter where it is.
(Next time, I'll make mr. grace take the night before we leave off so he's not such a grouch the first day. He's not worth much socially after he's been up for 24 hours.)