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alyinsanfran
29-07-11, 02:45
I finally got over the bridge ($6 toll and you bastards wonder why we never go to the East Bay?) to Alameda and the Museum. Awesome. It's a mite expensive ($15 cover charge - games on freeplay) but I got an amazingly detailed tour by Michael Schiess, the founder, from some very old bagatelle right up through wood rails and wedge heads to a P2000 (Revenge). And I played till my fingers bled..
http://www.pacificpinball.org/
If you ever get to the Bay Area go enjoy the place, it's worth the price of admission.
Funnily enough I ended up playing the wood rails more than anything else. There's something weirdly addictive about them, they're very very kinetic, far more so than even the best of the 90's pins (and they have a room devoted to 90's pins, of which FunHouse is the best and I'm still wondering how that got voted out of the top 10 in April, you cretins).
There's a show coming up in San Rafael (about 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate) with 400 games on freeplay. http://www.pacificpinball.org/events/ppe-5
Get along to it if you can. I will.

EDIT: I meant to mention Michael has converted a pin to clear perspex, so you can see how it works. It's a 70's table with a surfing theme, and all you can see is little servos clicking away. Brilliant idea.

retroshaun
29-07-11, 05:31
Its a great place! You're heading up to the Expo in San Rafael in September then? Maybe we can hook up for a beer or 3 :)

Nice to have a fellow Bay Area guy on the board.