Inner circle my ass.
I just have to say that, lest someone think there IS one.
There're people who know each other's names already, and friends we haven't met yet. It's just that some of us met in person the FIRST time we charged the Getaway, and each year more and more people know a face AND a name, and a song they want someone to especially do, or a group they can't wait to sing with again, and common memories they share from previous years.
You already fit most of these criteria, Shy One, so you've got your membership, just your card's in your pocket instead of pinned on the front of your shirt. Keep being yourself, and come on in.