I would add...
I would add that if you get too much "into" photography, you won't enjoy the event you're attending.
A man got into video early on, and had a great event to tape: the birth of his daughter. After the birth, he realized he had no memory of her birth. He remembered taking pictures, that's it.
Never forget to have fun, but don't get wrapped up in taking pictures and forgetting why you're there.