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2020 Ann Arbor Michigan VFW pinball show


By cfh

11 months ago



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    #151 44 days ago

    Whitmore Lake Tavern lookin good this year. Cause it's kinda the only option lol. I'm guessin it's 1000 times lamer than hangin with one of you MI boys for the Fri/Sat after party. Who's flippin shit up late night?

    #152 43 days ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Whitmore Lake Tavern lookin good this year. Cause it's kinda the only option lol. I'm guessin it's 1000 times lamer than hangin with one of you MI boys for the Fri/Sat after party. Who's flippin shit up late night?

    You're welcome to come hang at my place Saturday night,I could host Friday night also but would need a heads up to take the night off work.

    #153 43 days ago
    Quoted from Chron:

    This sounds great! The guys at wizards world said great things about this! I got 3 tickets for my pin buds and I

    So hype!

    #154 43 days ago

    In need of a single reservation for Saturday if anyone has one that they are not going to be able to use. My technically challenged friend flubbed-up his reservation attempt back when they were available and didn't realize it until they were long sold out

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    #155 43 days ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    You're welcome to come hang at my place Saturday night,I could host Friday night also but would need a heads up to take the night off work.

    Hey man that's awesome of ya to offer! How far from the show do you live?

    #156 43 days ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Hey man that's awesome of ya to offer! How far from the show do you live?

    About as far as you!

    #158 42 days ago

    Looks like one of you ticket scavengers may be in luck.

    I have a Saturday ticket available, as I will be on a plane for part of the day. This is disappointing for me, but I guess the time has come for me to miss a VFW

    First come first serve, so pm me, do not want a frenzy here in the thread.

    #159 42 days ago

    Damn, now I have to find another fellow Canuck to talk up poutine and rail blockades.

    Any word on T shirts or Posters ???

    Still no bites on finding marquees.

    #160 42 days ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    Looks like one of you ticket scavengers may be in luck.
    I have a Saturday ticket available, as I will be on a plane for part of the day. This is disappointing for me, but I guess the time has come for me to miss a VFW
    First come first serve, so pm me, do not want a frenzy here in the thread.

    PM sent!

    #161 42 days ago

    Have had a handful of PM's. Responding now for everyone.

    If somehow they don't go, I will repost here, but at this rate, I'd be surprised if they're not gone by lunch.

    #162 42 days ago
    Quoted from BMHouze:

    Damn, now I have to find another fellow Canuck to talk up poutine and rail blockades.
    Any word on T shirts or Posters ???
    Still no bites on finding marquees.

    Sorry man. Trust me, I really wanted to be there. Booked a family vacation and flight home has me landing at 3pm on the Saturday.

    Not sure making the 4 hr drive at that point will net me much show time. Lol

    #163 42 days ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Hey man that's awesome of ya to offer! How far from the show do you live?

    About 45 minutes south

    #164 42 days ago

    Ticket has been claimed by another member here, sorry to those who messaged me after. Good luck finding something.

    Enjoy the show everyone, I will be missing it all.

    Still looking to pick up a shirt or something, so I'm waiting on echo victor to chime in.

    PM's have all been responded to.

    #165 41 days ago
    Quoted from Sheprd:

    In need of a single reservation for Saturday if anyone has one that they are not going to be able to use. My technically challenged friend flubbed-up his reservation attempt back when they were available and didn't realize it until they were long sold out[quoted image]

    I wasn't the one that received the ticket... So still need one. Just PM me and save posting and having to respond to a bunch of people if you need to unload a single Saturday reservation. Please!

    #166 35 days ago

    Well I know one person who is not going to VFW now due to fear of Corona virus. That sucks.
    Don't ask me for ticket information, I'm still working on him to get him to go. If he remains dead set on not going, he can sell it here.

    #167 35 days ago

    I highly doubt that the virus would survive with the amount of toxic gas that is always floating around from the crop dusting. Also, a way to help with your immune system is to drink a lot of alcohol.

    #168 35 days ago

    We'll know more next week when the UofM students return from spring break from all over the world.
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    #169 34 days ago

    Cue the classic star trek soundtrack....

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    #170 27 days ago

    People are asking about the April 25/26, 2020 Ann Arbor vfw show and the virus stuff. As of right now, the show is still on. There are a couple reasons we are not canceling as of right now...

    First we are 7 weeks out. That's a fair amount of time to see where this all goes.

    Seconds we own the venue. So we can easily postpone the show and/or change/cancel the date as needed, without trouble (at least on our end.)

    Third we are a small show. We have less tickets available than there are games! We've always done it that way to keep the crowds down, so everyone can play every game without any lines. Compared to say Texas (with about the same number of games) that probably gets 5000 to 10,000 people, we have hundreds of guests, not thousands. Probably have a couple hundred people per day, not thousands! So the scale is completely different. Most state officials say if there are more than 500 people at an event, it should be canceled. We are well below this each day.

    But here's the bottom line.... 7 to 15 days before the show, we will make a final decision, and post it here. If we have to postpone, our tentative 'rain date' will move the show to May 16/17, 2020. If things are still not safe, will will move the show to September 26/27 (most likely, depends on the Michigan football schedule).

    thank you!

    Added 19 days ago:

    Looks like we are going to postpone to September 19 and 20th. There is a Michigan football game that weekend but it’s out of conference against a smaller school, shouldn’t impact us too badly

    #171 27 days ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    People are asking about the April 25/26, 2020 Ann Arbor vfw show and the virus stuff. As of right now, the show is still on. There are a couple reasons we are not canceling as of right now...
    First we are 7 weeks out. That's a fair amount of time to see where this all goes.
    Seconds we own the venue. So we can easily postpone the show and/or change/cancel the date as needed, without trouble (at least on our end.)
    Third we are a small show. We have less tickets available than there are games! We've always done it that way to keep the crowds down, so everyone can play every game without any lines. Compared to say Texas (with about the same number of games) that probably gets 5000 to 10,000 people, we have hundreds of guests, not thousands. Probably have a couple hundred people per day, not thousands! So the scale is completely different. Most state officials say if there are more than 500 people at an event, it should be canceled. We are well below this each day.
    But here's the bottom line.... 7 to 15 days before the show, we will make a final decision, and post it here. If we have to postpone, our tentative 'rain date' will move the show to May 16/17, 2020. If things are still not safe, will will move the show to September 26/27 (most likely, depends on the Michigan football schedule).
    thank you!

    Clay you're THE BEST!
    Had such a blast last year, hope this year works out too.

    #172 27 days ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Clay you're THE BEST!
    Had such a blast last year, hope this year works out too.

    I mean we were basically going to be drinking purell in the parking lot anyway.

    #173 27 days ago

    LOL.
    My flipper skills + 151 proof= oh sorry I fell down is it still my ball?

    #174 27 days ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    People are asking about the April 25/26, 2020 Ann Arbor vfw show and the virus stuff. As of right now, the show is still on. There are a couple reasons we are not canceling as of right now...
    First we are 7 weeks out. That's a fair amount of time to see where this all goes.
    Seconds we own the venue. So we can easily postpone the show and/or change/cancel the date as needed, without trouble (at least on our end.)
    Third we are a small show. We have less tickets available than there are games! We've always done it that way to keep the crowds down, so everyone can play every game without any lines. Compared to say Texas (with about the same number of games) that probably gets 5000 to 10,000 people, we have hundreds of guests, not thousands. Probably have a couple hundred people per day, not thousands! So the scale is completely different. Most state officials say if there are more than 500 people at an event, it should be canceled. We are well below this each day.
    But here's the bottom line.... 7 to 15 days before the show, we will make a final decision, and post it here. If we have to postpone, our tentative 'rain date' will move the show to May 16/17, 2020. If things are still not safe, will will move the show to September 26/27 (most likely, depends on the Michigan football schedule).
    thank you!

    Nice work Clay! I look forward to the show, whenever it is!

    #175 27 days ago

    With a potential delay, my absence and subsequent ticket sale may have been pre-emptive.

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    #176 27 days ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    With a potential delay, my absence and subsequent ticket sale may have been pre-emptive.</blockquote
    I know a guy who will trade a roll of toilet paper for your ticket.

    #177 26 days ago

    Appreciate the update and fully understand. Both rain dates work for me but understand if those dates need to change too in order to accommodate the schedule of the army of volunteers required to make this fantastic show happen! Stay clean everyone

    #178 26 days ago

    Thanks for the update Clay. Always good to have a 'Plan B'.

    #179 26 days ago

    Shouldn't the crop dusting keep the corona at bay?

    #180 26 days ago

    As much as the show may be delayed or even cancelled (unlikely), will shirts still be available?

    I always love the shirts, and even without the show, wonder if there might be something.

    If the design/color is good, I'd be happy to support and buy a shirt.

    I'm sure others would too, and maybe offer the glasses and stuff that were done in previous years.

    Maybe a pre-order only type deal or something to that affect.

    Just trying to find ways to still support such an awesome collection, even if I do have time sit this one out, or hopefully just wait.

    #181 25 days ago
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    #182 25 days ago

    Knee Jerk Governor's TEMPORARY ORDER ends April 5. The Showcase is April 25 / 26.

    #183 25 days ago

    Yeah that’s hopefully what will save this event is that it ends on the 5th. Hopefully if things get back under control they will not need to extend the prohibition.

    Unfortunately Michigan Masters fell in this period and got canceled

    #184 22 days ago

    Great response Clay!

    #185 19 days ago

    It really looks like we’re gonna be going with the VFW show on September 19 and 20th. There is a Michigan game that weekend, but it’s out of conference and probably will be a smaller crowd

    Still hoping for May 16/17, but that is probably too soo.

    #186 19 days ago

    Football, schmootball. I have a chance to go now!

    #187 19 days ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    September 19 and 20th. There is a Michigan game

    Arkansas State, not a big rivalry.

    #188 19 days ago

    Finally an opportunity to wear all my Arkansas State gear.

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    #190 18 days ago

    We may actually look back a year from this and laugh we thought they would play football by then

    #191 18 days ago

    1 vote for t shirts/posters with cancelled stamped on them (maybe a biohazard symbol)

    #192 18 days ago
    Quoted from BMHouze:

    1 vote for t shirts/posters with cancelled stamped on them (maybe a biohazard symbol)

    How about some toilet paper with the VFW logo on it ?

    #193 18 days ago

    With the date moved to September are all ticket holders for the new date still committed? Anyone looking to sell two or three tickets for Saturday?

    #194 18 days ago

    Flipper coil packed into the middle of the roll.

    #195 18 days ago

    Still holding on to my tickets! They’ll be collector items one day

    Thanks for the update Clay.

    #196 18 days ago
    Quoted from bob_e:

    How about some toilet paper with the VFW logo on it ?

    No need as the facility is Bidet equipped.

    #197 14 days ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    As much as the show may be delayed or even cancelled (unlikely), will shirts still be available?
    I always love the shirts, and even without the show, wonder if there might be something.
    If the design/color is good, I'd be happy to support and buy a shirt.
    I'm sure others would too, and maybe offer the glasses and stuff that were done in previous years.
    Maybe a pre-order only type deal or something to that affect.
    Just trying to find ways to still support such an awesome collection, even if I do have time sit this one out, or hopefully just wait.

    Hey all,

    while the final show date may be delayed, we are still hard at work on this year's T-shirt designs. As has been the case for the past two years, there will be a multi-color print "Showcase" shirt, and a single color print "Club" shirt.

    Here's a little teaser of this year's "Showcase" design...

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    Once I have the art finalized, I'll be posting the shirt designs as usual here on Pinside, and accepting pre-orders. I'd advise that anyone that thinks they might want a shirt to pre-order, since due to the uncertainty in today's goings on, we're likely going to have less inventory for sale on the acutal show days.

    As always, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

    Thanks,
    Eric V.

    #198 14 days ago
    Quoted from EchoVictor:

    Hey all,
    while the final show date may be delayed, we are still hard at work on this year's T-shirt designs. As has been the case for the past two years, there will be a multi-color print "Showcase" shirt, and a single color print "Club" shirt.
    Here's a little teaser of this year's "Showcase" design...
    [quoted image]
    Once I have the art finalized, I'll be posting the shirt designs as usual here on Pinside, and accepting pre-orders. I'd advise that anyone that thinks they might want a shirt to pre-order, since due to the uncertainty in today's goings on, we're likely going to have less inventory for sale on the acutal show days.
    As always, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
    Thanks,
    Eric V.

    I'm liking the colours so far

    #199 14 days ago

    ooooooh 80's neon design. Very nice!!!

    #200 14 days ago

    Long sleeve t-shirt option too please? I hope so.

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