We are a Meetup group, so of course our primary purpose is about meeting people and making new friends!.. Our secondary purpose we also take very seriously, and that is discovering new bars in Melbourne!!
If you are new, let the event host know, and they may be able to introduce you to a few members. Otherwise you are responsible for introducing yourself to others. You might think everyone else knows each other, but you would be wrong. This group is new and large and there are always lots of newer members. Make an effort to break out of your comfort zone and try to meet someone you don't know. That is how some great friends are made and you may be making another person feel welcome.
Life is a journey so why not make the journey fun and exciting. Get out of the house, make new friends, go to new places, laugh, dance, and let loose. We are social beings, and this is the right place for you to get out and get social. :-)