I'm sure plenty of people have asked this already, but I'm asking again. What exactly are MIT parties (and college parties in general, or maybe just parties at all) like? I would consider myself very introverted, partly from personality and partly from environment (small town + faraway school + homework = never get out of my pajamas or leave the house when home), and I've never really been to any type of gathering or party that had people I didn't know. I want to try as many new things as possible at MIT, though, and partying is one of them. I don't know anything about parties, though, except for what I've seen and read in movies and books, which I know is not the most accurate source.
So what exactly happens at MIT parties? Are there differences in activities and dress between dorm parties and parties across the river? How do people hear about them, and what do people wear to those types of things anyway? Are all parties about dancing and/or drinking? Would you recommend them to an introverted person (who can't dance) like me? Any details are appreciated. Thanks!