Was riding my bike one evening near my house and I look into my neighbors garage and all I see is pretty lights. Having had a few confidence builders that night, I decided to go see what all the fuss was about. Turns out my neighbor who lives barely a block away has this amazing collection of pins and he gave me the tour and let me play some of the machines. The line was in the water. I was asked to join a local pinball league in the winter of 2022 that spanned 10 weeks and I got to play on a lot of really cool pins and meet some really cool people. Hook, line and sinker. Count me in!
I've always liked all things mechanical. When I was really young, I remember some friends had an old dusty pinball machine in the basement. Every time we'd visit I'd gravitate to that thing and was always in awe of all the pieces--especially the coin mech. I don't recall the machine, it didn't work great, but I didn't care. Fast forward 30 years and now I want my own pin.