'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the arcade, not a video game turned on or a pinball being played.
The fans were excited for the dates to appear, and to when the next Pinball Showdown soon would be here.
The games were all packed up with incredible care, to head to the Marriott with amazing fanfare.
Mario in his overalls and Gomez in his cap, all settled in for a Colorado winter's nap.
When out on the Internet there rose such a chatter, everyone was asking what was the matter.
Away to the games I flew like a flash, I opened my pocket and threw down my cash.
No quarters were needed, my wristband worked fine. Everyone is excited to have a great time.
And what to our wondering eyes should appear, but the June 12-14th dates soon would be near.
The LEDs -- how they twinkled. The dinging how merry!
The pinballs and monitors glowed liked a cherry.
Summer in Colorado is a great time to play.
Don't forget to book your hotel room, so you have someplace to stay.
Drive your car, take the light rail, or book your flight.
Happy Pinball Showdown to all and to all a good night!