Quoted from Vdrums:
While visiting Florida, I just discovered Silverball Museum. I was truly impressed with the place, the Collection of old and some new machines (including my introduction to JJP's WOz and Hobbit)
I'm a big fan of skeeball (perhaps even more than pinball) and the pay one price free play is fantastic. They even have monthly memberships that are super reasonable.
But what keeps me from going back is the volume level. There seems to be often be a DJ and Last night there was a live band.
If I wanted to go to a club or rock show I'd go. Maybe it's just me, but I'd have a hard time spending a lot of time there.
Maybe other people love it.
I'm looking into other places in the area that have great pin games.
What they are doing is making the museum a viable and popular destination spot for people who don’t give a Shit about Pinball, and they are doing an amazing job.
Really, it’s a model for any other “Barcade” type place centered on pinball, which - spoiler alert - most of the general public doesn’t care about.
I’m extremly impressed by what I’ve seen there, if you haven’t noticed.
“I can’t hear the games” is a common complaint by pinheads but that’s life. It’s impossible to “hear the games” in a place like that without making them all obnoxiously loud. Besides, when I’m there I’m much more excited about playing EM gems like tko, strange world, etc than playing WOZ, which I can play anywhere, and you can hear the chimes fine.
Del Ray is doing a magnificent job and people
Would be smart to rip off their model.