The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, chance visitors

Could you please tell me the meaning of "chance visitors" in the following excerpt from the last chapter of The Great Gatsby? Does it mean "visitors who came by accident" or "for the occasion"?

I went back to the drawing room and thought for an instant that they were chance visitors, all these official people who suddenly filled it. But as they drew back the sheet and looked at Gatsby with unmoved eyes, his protest continued in my brain.

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I think this is referring to the visitors that came for the occasion. They really were not friends of Gatsby's. They came for the entertainment and spectacle that Gatsby's sprawling mansion always had to offer.