Work was going to pay for it, so I'd really only have had to cover the incidentals. Of course, a LISA bar bill can run pretty high, so that could end up being real money. My boss and some of my team would also be there, which made me feel a little strange. Letting work into another facet of my personal life, meeting my friends.
What it really comes down to is that I just don't want to go, don't feel any compulsion to go this year. It would be an okay time probably, but LISA has been far too often some sort of harbringer of things to come; some good, some bad over the years I've been going to it. I don't feel like having one of those sorts of pivotal moments right now. This may be a lot of significance to place on an annual technical conference that's been going on since I was in grade school, but it is how I feel about it.