Sterns 30th Anniversary Party, post here

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Sterns 30th Anniversary Party, post here


By Mikala

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Thought I would get this started. Post pics and experiences here.

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#2 2 years ago

Disappointing. Left and heading back to expo.

#3 2 years ago

Can I get a refund?

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#5 2 years ago

To quote someone who was there...

"Epic fail"...

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#7 2 years ago

Willy Wonka?

#8 2 years ago

What was so bad about it? No drinks?

#9 2 years ago

I heard it was a sausagefest....

#10 2 years ago

Beer is $6.45, hard to beat my $0.40 Busch lights and the free play room

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

Beer is $6.45, hard to beat my $0.40 Busch lights and the free play room

What was the $40 for?

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#12 2 years ago

A wild Kaneda has appeared!

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#13 2 years ago

This is the "Play Stern's latest pinball" area. 2 GB, still looking for where they hid all the other games

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#14 2 years ago

I thought they had a bunch of Bare Naked Ladies there? No?

#15 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

A wild Kaneda has appeared!

Not for long, lol

#16 2 years ago

Oh ok, did Kaneda run everybody off?

#17 2 years ago

The buses leaving sure are full.

#18 2 years ago

So lame. How do you have a pinball party without pinball machines?

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#19 2 years ago

I used Dialed In to call an Uber to get away from Stern's party.

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#20 2 years ago

I lasted an hour, but needed to leave for health.

The venue was a nice choice with a Barris original Batmobile, and a ghostbusters ecto.
Entry was efficient, with an upstairs area divided into different bar, dining, and stage dance floor.
Unfortunately, dancing was not Hi on the list, and conversation was hard, as it was loud, but my hearing is
Going too.
Gary was a holler, but pretty much everyone was hoping to play batman.

Cat woman contortionist as a greeter.

Very crowded, and maybe as some left, the beer lines would drop and the party continues.....

My thanks for the awesome time, thanks to violin Steve and Gryzzz, for getting me laughing,
which is bittersweet with pain, but more fun than I've had in a long time.

Thanks Stern, for 30 years!

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#22 2 years ago

Between acts the music and videos are all from stern pin bands...acdc, Rolling Stones, Metallica, Aerosmith and iron maiden. No other music is played so either they admit iron maiden is coming or they are poking fun at the rumor...

#23 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

Beer is $6.45, hard to beat my $0.40 Busch lights and the free play room

Some were $5.25

#24 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Cat woman contortionist as a greeter.

No big deal, but that was Bat Girl, not Catwoman.

#25 2 years ago

The new Ninjamobile?

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#26 2 years ago

Lyman Sheets! #terribleselfie

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#27 2 years ago

George Gomez! #terribleselfies

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#28 2 years ago

I went to the Stern party and all I got was a wicked burn on my hand.

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Aaron
FAST Pinball

#29 2 years ago

Ben, I'm hoping that as you continue to drink that those points at the back of peoples' heads turn into pokes.

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#33 2 years ago

Yeah, was a bust. Disappointed I even started the thread. But Ernie was a champ through it.

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#34 2 years ago

Complete shotshow! Paid to go to their shit party. They had two GB pros, one on free play and the other was five bucks per play for tourney. NO other pins, not even a box of blinking lights BM.
SAd part is they all had zero issue thowing their own number one coder under the bus. I heard from three seperate Stern people that Lyman is too OCD and it was all his fault. They need to learn more accountibility and justbown it. The game was not ready and they Messed up trying tompromote it with a half assed party which they made people pay for.

Party was basically a bar with nothing to do, overpriced and watered down drinks, started late, had stern employees yelling at people to shut up whenthey were roasting gary. Really the biggest ripoff of the whole weekend. they all knew it sucked and you could tell they knew they blew it IMO.

I definately won't fall for this again from them.
SEems to me this was all someones bright idea to try and divert peopel away from expo and the hype of two other games that were obvious hits of the expo show, Dialled in and Aliens.

#35 2 years ago

Sycophantic Pinside has to end...its sooooooo bad

#36 2 years ago

The event should have been free. It should have been a celebration, not a revenue event.

#37 2 years ago

Cash bar, cash for food. I saw no swag anywhere, and yes, 2 fucking GB Pros.

Was there even bar peanuts anywhere?

Best thing I did was headed back to expo after an hour. Was able to play Dialed In fairly easily.

#38 2 years ago

My thoughts exactly!! What a waste of time. We made it about an hour also. Everybody on our bus back to the westin were unhappy also.

#39 2 years ago

I was surprised / disappointed by the lack of machines, but I thought that Ed put on a pretty good show. I don't remember her name, but I thought that first singer was pretty good too.

#40 2 years ago

I agree the first gal that was singing put on a fine show, but it went downhill fast after that. I really wanted to make it to see Ed, but the roast drove me away.

#41 2 years ago

The roast was a bit odd. I didn't really know what to expect. I was thinking it was going to be more of a thank you to our customers and fans, but it was basically a thank you to Stern. I think flipping that would have come across better for them. Even just a quick, "Thank you to all those that support us". I'm honestly wondering if I missed that, but I didn't hear it. Either way, I still enjoyed it.

#42 2 years ago

Sounds like the party did not reach "Epic" status.
Happy 30th Anniversary to Stern Pinball. They have produced a lot of great pinball machines over the years.

#43 2 years ago

LOL.. this is too good.. (and slightly depressing)

#44 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Complete shotshow! Paid to go to their shit party. They had two GB pros, one on free play and the other was five bucks per play for tourney. NO other pins, not even a box of blinking lights BM.
SAd part is they all had zero issue thowing their own number one coder under the bus. I heard from three seperate Stern people that Lyman is too OCD and it was all his fault. They need to learn more accountibility and justbown it. The game was not ready and they Messed up trying tompromote it with a half assed party which they made people pay for.
Party was basically a bar with nothing to do, overpriced and watered down drinks, started late, had stern employees yelling at people to shut up whenthey were roasting gary. Really the biggest ripoff of the whole weekend. they all knew it sucked and you could tell they knew they blew it IMO.
I definately won't fall for this again from them.
SEems to me this was all someones bright idea to try and divert peopel away from expo and the hype of two other games that were obvious hits of the expo show, Dialled in and Aliens.

Lyman is the reason we buy there pins. Without him they would go under.

Glad I didn't go now.

#45 2 years ago

So there was no sword swollower?

#46 2 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

So there was no sword swollower?

She had to be taken to the Hospital. Sword went in the wrong way.

#47 2 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

So there was no sword swollower?

Yes I want to see pics of the Circus Shit Show with sword swallower, monkey, and ring-leader Jared

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#48 2 years ago
Quoted from jar155:

The event should have been free. It should have been a celebration, not a revenue event.

It was missing Vanilla Ice. Key ingredient.

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#49 2 years ago

For 30th anniversary I would have expected stern to drop 50k and throw a massive party.

Every account I've heard so far says it was super lame and not worth the money or time.

#50 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Complete shotshow! Paid to go to their shit party. They had two GB pros, one on free play and the other was five bucks per play for tourney. NO other pins, not even a box of blinking lights BM.
SAd part is they all had zero issue thowing their own number one coder under the bus. I heard from three seperate Stern people that Lyman is too OCD and it was all his fault. They need to learn more accountibility and justbown it. The game was not ready and they Messed up trying tompromote it with a half assed party which they made people pay for.
Party was basically a bar with nothing to do, overpriced and watered down drinks, started late, had stern employees yelling at people to shut up whenthey were roasting gary. Really the biggest ripoff of the whole weekend. they all knew it sucked and you could tell they knew they blew it IMO.
I definately won't fall for this again from them.
SEems to me this was all someones bright idea to try and divert peopel away from expo and the hype of two other games that were obvious hits of the expo show, Dialled in and Aliens.

Hilton,
What was wrong with the code? It looks like an early release to me.

As far as nothing to do at the party, the Penguin character gave me a pass to visit the Batgirl CONtortionist in the VIP room. Does Brazilian mean anything to you?

Only problem with the party was no Mindy the Monkey as promised in the flyer.

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