Pretty successful party for me. I paid attention, and saw lots of things, including a few of the Perseid Meteors. Though none of the really spectacular ones that others at the site saw. I had my head down most of the night trying to find what was available. I did not have time to prepare. Anyway, I got there at about 7:00 pm to set up. Which is pretty easy for me. I am sticking with the 6 inch Dobsonian for the foreseeable future. I told Charlie, I would look to move up after I have seen everything I can see in this thing. Which is not likely to happen any time soon.
I worked (to a greater or lesser extent) through, Lyra, Cygnus, Scutum, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Hercules, Pegasus, Cassiopeia, Perseus and Andromeda. I also recognized Aquila, Bootes (Arcturus). I tried to find Ophiuchus (I know, the biggest thing in the sky), but could not identify it.
I am still trying to work my way through the Messier objects. I try to find the ones I know and have seen before. (I am not at all confident in my ability to refind things.) But, I consider it a successful night if I can find something (dare I say some things?) new. By that measure, I had a successful night. I was able to see pretty well into the sky. I think it helped that I got there early and got my eyes rested and adjusted.
I recognized Arcturus and Vega right away.