Such an amazing weekend, finally have time to say how I feel about it.
First off, huge props to Pinballholder, Cheddar, and all the other people that volunteer their time to put on such an amazing show. Pinballholder especially, that guy was always working! I know I saw him play at least one pin though, so he probably could have worked a little harder Everyone else that helps set up and break down thank you as well. I was really bummed when I couldn't make it to help on Thursday this year. Brad Grant, Steve Faith and those I dont know, thank you as well for continuing to put on my favorite show of the year, you guys are awesome.
So good to see so many old Friends. Pismoarcade who I dont see nearly enough of, it was an absolute pleasure as always to hang out, talk trash, and catch up. JVSPIN, I always look forward to seeing you, well done on placing third in the tournament! Hope to see you again soon. MrGone, the ambassador of pinball is one of my favorite pinheads of all time! Jonnyo, thatnks for helping out with the tournament, and great to see you. Anubis2night, nice to see you as well. Jabbles, good to see you, should have hung out with you more dude. Loren, great seeing you, and I am going to take you up on the offer to come see AMH sometime.
Great to see MOF as always, could not believe he actually may like a DMD era game now! No traction on him liking a EM yet though. Glad your allergies didn't bother you this year.
Blownfuse. Thank you THANK YOU for hauling out Sprit so I can play it! Thank you as well for bringing quite a few Treaudea games as well for the line up, was super awesome of you. Always an absolute pleasure to see you, and hope to see you soon!
Sparky and all the SPG guys, thank you for throwing another blast of a BBQ. Always a highlight of the show, and super generous of you Sparky. Good man!
Was sad that I could only see Pinwille for the briefest amount of time, one of the good ones in our hobby and you were sorely missed.
Great to meet new faces as well. I met so many if I forgot you please don't be offended. Hawkmoon it was a pleasure, cant wait to tell my dad I met you. Ronnie, I could not believe how young you are, you are like a pin mogul, watch out for that guy starting so young! Pinthetic, thanks for the absolute fantastic price on the mystery castle backglass, my steal of the show! Good meeting Drewster too.
Great to finally meet Art, thanks again for hauling a pin for me.
Glad Molly could make it, hope your knee feels better!
Was more than happy to provide badges again, hope everyone got one that wanted one this time.
Thanks to everyone that bought posters, I think we raised around $250 for PAGG when all was said and done. hard to keep track, near the end of the day I was just throwing money into the bucket when people would buy a poster.
If you didn't have a good time, your nuts and doing it wrong. The game selection was fantastic, lines were short, games in excellent shape, parking never an issue, and the weather was gorgeous!
Cant wait until next year!