I'm sure there must be a word for someone who is currently in the vicinity, or the grounds of a particular venue. For example, I want to say:

...while the sounds of the rest of the ______ gang enjoying their dinner spills out of the eating tent...

Something like occupying, or residing, but not so much that they live there, but rather that they are currently present. Is there a word for that?

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    guests, customers, group, party (unless you need to modify gang--then assembled gang, perhaps) – Xanne Jun 23 '17 at 5:20
  • Why not visitors or guests? – Nagarajan Shanmuganathan Jun 23 '17 at 6:52
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    Isn't such a word redundant in your sentence? Their happy dinner sounds could only be heard if they were present. – Spagirl Jun 23 '17 at 7:15
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    "Nearby" would seem the natural thing to put there – Niall Jun 24 '17 at 12:17
  • @Spagirl I think it's fair to use such a word as it emphasises the closeness of the gang but also makes clear that the narrator is separate from the gang(depending on what word is chosen) – Niall Jun 24 '17 at 12:20

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