So you know what you do when the pursuit of grown-up endeavors has got you down? You take your inner-child out for some kick-ass good times on a school night! Seriously. Get in the car, drive to the Holiday gas station, get some Hostess Cupcakes and some Red Vines, and go do something ridiculous.
Thank the nerd-gods for Rusty Quarters, a new(ish) old-school arcade in Minneapolis...on Lake Street, next door to Bryant-Lake Bowl. Chock-full of video games from yore and yesteryear, it's a haven of pixels and chip-tunes.
|Don't be fooled by all the empty space. It was packed all night!|
This was taken after the place closed. They let you finish your game. :)
The awesomest part of the evening (other than enjoying the best 2 hours $15.75 could ever buy)? The part where I got the 3rd and 4th best scores on the Funhouse pinball machine! Turns out, I've still got mad flipper skilz.
And all that grown-up stuff that's got me down? Nothin' I can do about it 'til business hours tomorrow anyway. Might as well just burn through a roll of quarters and rack up some high scores.
P.S. - Next time, can someone please tell me he's recording? I had no idea. The sad part? I'm not even "performing"...I'm just normally that much of an idiot. :)
P.P.S. - Doesn't the music totally make this video?