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Out and about…

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A friend of mine likes to bowl, and even though I don’t I still go to watch and get in on some bowling alley food… Bowling alley food tends to be pretty good; lots of repeat customers so if it’s not they complain and things get fixed. 🙂

Bowling alleys also tend to have old arcade cabinets or, in the case of the one last night, pinball tables!

The entire gamut of machines was well represented, from a 1977 Bally ‘Eight Ball’ table (foreground left) to a super modern 2018 ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ by Jersey Jack (next to it).

So after dinner and while folks bowled, I was here feeding quarters into the machines. The one that treated me best was one that was themed for the band ‘Iron Maiden’, and had a wide selection of tunes from various albums.

2018 'Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast' by Stern.

2018 ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast’ by Stern.

And you can’t have a good room of machines without at least one PinBot themed machine. The one at the bowling alley was a “Jack Bot” table…

A 1995 Williams PinBot 'Jack Bot' table.

A 1995 Williams PinBot ‘Jack Bot’ table.

There were a lot of classics too, like these three…

Some pinball history here: a 1983 Bally 'Centaur II' flanked by a Bally 'Fireball' and a Bally '8 Ball Deluxe'.

Some pinball history here: a 1983 Bally ‘Centaur II’ flanked by a Bally ‘Fireball’ and a Bally ‘8 Ball Deluxe’.

All in all it was a fun evening — even if I was out waaaaay past my bedtime. 🙂