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Arcade expo here I come


By Pinballlew

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Arcade Expo here I come, On my way, 4:30 hour drive

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    #2 2 years ago

    Just passed Magic Mountain

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    #3 2 years ago

    Wish I had time to grab a couple roller coaster rides

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    Just passed Magic Mountain

    Formerly owned by Bally Manufacturing Corporation.

    #5 2 years ago

    Opens at 11 today doesn't it? You're gonna be there early. I'm headed out in another hour or so.

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Opens at 11 today doesn't it? You're gonna be there early. I'm headed out in another hour or so.

    Morongo Casino-Resort can provide a way to pass the time playing newer Bally & Williams machines.....

    #7 2 years ago

    Yeah I need to get some breakfast somewhere so I have a little free time To do that maybe I will hit me wrong I'm not sure. A little snow in the mountains.

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    #8 2 years ago

    Dang AutoCorrect the wrong should be Morongo

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    #10 2 years ago

    We're here waiting for all you guys. Friday was packed but there's plenty of food and pins (and arcade) games for everyone.

    It was a BLAST last night. Be ready!

    That's Dirty Donny surrounded by his art and Can Crusher, Aerosmith and Metallica. He signed my Met translite and playfield. Woohoo. Many other pin and arcade legends.

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    #11 2 years ago

    Guess they use these bad boys to help to power this place...great idea on going here Mr Bally. Ordering an ham and cheddar omelet as I type this.

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    #12 2 years ago

    Made a quick $160. Nice of them to buy me breakfast

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    #13 2 years ago

    Snow in sight, waiting in a short line that is moving fast. The sign is Epic so I will post it twice!

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    #15 2 years ago

    Any tournament streaming?

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from blueberryjohnson:

    Any tournament streaming?

    No torny going right now after I eat I will ask about if they are going to stream it

    #17 2 years ago

    This one is for you Steve!

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    #18 2 years ago

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    #19 2 years ago

    No tournament streaming

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    #20 2 years ago

    Have played 60 machines. Not sure how long I can go on. Siezure coming soon.

    #21 2 years ago

    My phone died on me...just got some juice in it. The dinner was really good, I am Italian so I love lasagna! Tim's frontier was beyond awesome. I had a great time it's midnight now and I had to get out of there To reset. Here are some pictures.

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    #22 2 years ago

    Well one day of Expo overload was enough for me so I decided to hightail it home last night and drive with little traffic. I prefer driving in the early morning or at night. The event was a great time and the wait to play a game for me was really non existent, if someone was on a game I just waited for them to finish and played next. People were all nice and I didn't see any game hogs which was nice. I felt most of the games played well and there were lots of Techs keeping everything in working order. This was a great time playing some awesome games! Good people, food, atmosphere. Met lots of awesome pinheads and had a great time. Marco had a lot of games in an outside tent area which was great. Brew Rebellion was there and had a really good berry wheat beer. Talked to Dirty Donny for awhile, great guy and really humble. Picked up a few things. All in all this was a lot of fun and if you haven't been I really recommend it.

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    #23 2 years ago

    That feel the stern shirt...lol

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    #25 1 year ago

    Rename the thread I figured I'd head down to the banding pinball madness show today and see what it's all about

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    #27 1 year ago

    Nice thread!

    #28 1 year ago

    Love driving, especially during the sunrise. Ahh the good old I5

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    #29 1 year ago

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    #30 1 year ago

    PinballSTAR made the trek from out east - well worth it - AMAZING collection.

    Video tour on our Facebook page... enjoy : https://m.facebook.com/PinballSTAR/

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    #31 1 year ago

    PinballSTAR made the trek from out east - well worth it - AMAZING collection.

    Video your on our Facebook page... enjoy : https://m.facebook.com/PinballSTAR/

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    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballSTAR:

    PinballSTAR made the trek from out east - well worth it - AMAZING collection.
    Video your on our Facebook page... enjoy : https://m.facebook.com/PinballSTAR/

    Oh cool I didn't know you're going to make it. I will be sure to shake her hand when I see you!

    #33 1 year ago

    Does anyone have the name of the brewery where the dinner for the arcade Expo Was held at?

    #34 1 year ago

    See you all there, be there in 2 hours.

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    See you all there, be there in 2 hours.

    How late are you staying today?

    #36 1 year ago

    Late, till 10pm or so. Going to volunteer tech till 6, stay anf play.

    #37 1 year ago

    I did some tech work there last weekend. I must say, that is THE finest collection of pinball machines I have ever seen. I'm jealous of you guys who get to go this weekend.

    #38 1 year ago

    The famous grapevine posting this at 4000 feet

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    #39 1 year ago

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    Look carefully in the background

    #40 1 year ago

    One of the reasons I love driving you always get to see you random stuff

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    #41 1 year ago

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    #42 1 year ago

    Yes I tilted the el dorado

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    #43 1 year ago

    Fathom high score

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    #44 1 year ago

    How are crowds today?

    #45 1 year ago

    This one I meant to post. Starting to get more people...crazy costumes too. Lines are just one person though so not bad. I am bummed as blackwater100 is down...one of the main reasons I wanted to drive down.

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    #46 1 year ago

    What a great time yesterday, although I could only stay a few hours I got to chat with quite few pinsiders. The crowd was pretty small ( we were there from 3:30-6:30 ) there were a lot of red shirted techs all over the place and the number of games not working was incredibly low. Im not sure how many may have gone down later in the night. Some of the costumes were incredible, everybody seemed to have a great time.
    The only thing I did notice was that as we were leaving it was really getting hot in the pinball room, near the stern LEs was the worst. The AC was having trouble keeping up.
    I was pleasantly suprised when my adult son and daughter said they wanted to come with my wife and I. They loved it as well.

    My son playing Haunted House...

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    #47 1 year ago

    Yesterday was absolute Pinball Madness!
    The games did great all day. Big crowd in the evening. Chuck and John did a amazing job on the Haunted Funhouse! Red shirt techs were on it all day long, working on stuck balls, minor gliches, or serious dig in work, even on future available games.
    Come Arcade Expo 4.0 this should be the best event ever at Bannning come March.

    #48 1 year ago

    Left at about 8 last night. Had a great time, really wasn't all that crowded. Lots of Techs....thank you all! Met a non pinsider, great guy named Jeff from San Diego and played quite a bit of games with him. Centaur introduced us which is a great two player. One of the reasons pinball is so great to me is meeting new friends. Was pretty bummed Blackwater100 wasn't up and running as it was the one game I was really looking forward to playing...hopefully it is working by 4.0.

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    #49 1 year ago

    Pinballlew,

    Great write up on your time at Pinball Madness. We had a blast there as well. Check out this walkthrough video. You might see yourself in it.

    #50 1 year ago
    Quoted from B-O-P:

    Pinballlew,
    Great write up on your time at Pinball Madness. We had a blast there as well. Check out this walkthrough video. You might see yourself in it.
    ยป YouTube video

    I did see myself playing in the row of new Sterns....thanks for posting. Was a great time!

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