Too far away for us, too. Nuts. Have a great time and raise a pint or five to your mates at Pinside!
Besides, July 4th is our 11th anniversary, and we'll be spending it at...you guessed it, a pinball party!
One of the highlights of this party is the Spank Your Tank competition. Teams are given firework tanks and additional fireworks to attach to it. These are then placed into an arena and lit. The winner seems to be not so much the tank that attacked the other tank better as much as the tank that blew itself up the most spectacularly. 16 teams, then 8, then 4, then 2, the tanks getting bigger and more fireworks are given to attach to it.
Here's the finalists from last year. We're going to record the whole thing this year.