I hinged my answer on the "important to my SO" part. While I would be less inclined to want to go to one for someone I've never met, or to go on an annual basis, if my DH told me that it was important to him, I would go. Because I know that if he actually were to tell me it was important, it truly would be, regardless of if I really understood the reasoning. Now if he just wanted me to go so he would have someone to talk to? I would likely be less inclined, especially for an annual event.