I noticed that in the areas where it is crowded, if people have to try and pass and get squished up to you, that they will actually gently put a hand on your shoulder to steer you or themselves gently through. I think in any other club, some one touching me without permission with a hand, even just to navigate through the crowd, might otherwise set off some alarms (because it is possible to pass without doing so). But for some reason I feel safe there and not threatened by anyone even if they touch me in passing.
I also really enjoyed dressing up. I was worried my outfit was a little over the top because it was a bit more PVC fetishy than just regular gothy. But I got lots of compliments on my outfit, mostly from girls. So I fit right in even when expressing myself in an a way that was different than some other folks there.
I'm already thinking about the next time I'll get to go, even if it probably won't be until January.