I am sorry this is causing you such distress. I don't have any better advice than what has been given.
Me? I'd probably go just for the entertainment value - watching their silly reactions. But I am older - turning 50 this year, and an INTJ to boot. I sincerely have no feeling one way or another about what most people's opinions are of me.
You might ask yourself why you care about their opinions.
(And btw, in amongst their judgements is likely to be a good deal of curiosity, and in some cases envy.)