Quoted from Miguel351:
Depend undergarments are super convenient as well. If we follow your logic -- where does the madness end???
What's the cheapest vehicle to rent for 3 days to bring up more pins than will fit in your car?
I wish I had 2-3-4-5 pins with me, and I went with 1 cause that's all I can carry in the old rav4...
I liked how on my Whirlwind MANY women played it... I'd say 2/3 of the people on it.
It's just an observation on a light-blue, non-porny, original themed game...
On the final day, a young hockey player was on it for hours. I told him it's ok if you keep looking back for people in line...
I gave him some tips, and he turned his 2mil average into a whopping 26million HS... Prolly top-10 all time on that machine. He said that made the show for him - hopefully he wanders into coin-op Sac and gets his toes wet at some point.
Yeah, thanks to greywolf for letting me know my game had 2 issues, and 72devils for helping me diagnose it.
* dirty opto for single drop -- cleaned right up
* fan/discs off -- connector came unplugged in head (from moving it!)
That 3-day weekend show felt really good -- the whole thing. However, I didn't realize how good it felt, until the feeling was gone...
I drove home on 580, and as I hit Altamont pass I felt a warm blanket of pinball love and generosity suddenly lift away. It was a little cold for a moment... I saw a light haze in the sky, and there were once again masses of homes as far as the eye could see and my brain knew it was "back to the grind" time... and I thought -- "What the heck just happened for three days? How did that feel different than the daily grind?"
I contemplated -- well, perhaps what we are doing is putting on a "virtual Disneyland (of pinball)" for families for 3 days, and then... it vanishes like a Tibetan sand mandala... Nobody will ever know what we accomplished together, unless you were there. It was safe, warm, generous, and family-friendly in feel. It's something very special. Religion and politics were checked at the door, and all different kinds of people become cool to hang out with for 3+ days with one common goal -- enjoy pinball. It's quite an amazing feat to accomplish to bring people together like that.
I think the most amazing aspect of the hobby when experienced at a show -- is that people with very different tastes and beliefs come together for one common cause, and it just lets the best in people shine through...
It's a true space of teamwork, fun and generosity. When it's over, I miss it. It leaves me wondering -- How can I learn to create more of that good feeling in my "day life" -- how can I remind myself to add in more teamwork, fun and generosity?
So I thank everyone that planned, volunteered, and just showed up. It feels really good to have a common cause with a big team to bring smiles to people...
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