Awesome pinball invitational @RavenTools last night! #pinball

By Greg Turnquist

Greg is a member of the Spring team, an author of several books on Spring Boot, conference speaker, and the lead for Spring Data JPA.

May 13, 2016

Cirqus_Voltaire_pinball Last night was phenomenal! In listening to the inaugural episode of NashDev podcast, I heard word of a pinball invitational being hosted in downtown Nashville. Trekking there last night with my father-in-law, we didn’t leave until after it’s official time had long past.

Chatting with the locals was also pretty cool. And reminded me how much I missed playing pinball. Now that my kids are getting bigger, I might be finding more time to put them into action. My five-year-old will now power-on Cirqus Voltaire, pull a chair over, and start playing.

They tipped me off about other collectors in my own town, so I have started poking around to rekindle my pinball presence.

STTNG_pinball I traded stories with several of the other collectors. I had forgotten how fun it was to talk shop about my machines and hear about how others had found theirs. It also reminded me how in this day and age, where everything is on the Internet, pinball is one of those things where it’s so much fun to get your hands on it.

I signed my name on the way out, adding myself to a list of people interested in doing more pinball stuff in the future. All in all, it was an awesome time.



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