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Monday, July 15, 2013

Full Tilt Boogie Souvenirs

I got three raffle tickets for buying the t-shirt but didn't win anything.  It's just as well as I can't carry much on my Sporty anyway.  I wore the shirt home and crammed the two CDs in my camera bag.

Droids Attack rocked and I talked to band after their set because I wanted to buy a CD.  They're from Madison and are really into arcade games.  We got on the topic because I mentioned that I liked the Sinistar graphic on their drum set.  Brad, the lead singer, is covered in arcade-related tattoos, which are all really nicely done.  He also runs an arcade called Rossi's Vintage Arcade & Pizzeria.  Back in 2005, I had actually made a trip out to Madison with my wife for the sole purpose of visiting his arcade in its previous incarnation, Aftershock Retrogames.  It was worth the long drive. Now that I know the arcade is still alive and has pizza, I'm going to have to plan another trip to Madison.

Here you can see a small sample of the excellent lineup of games they had when I visited including Robotron 2084, which is one of my all-time favorites.  Incidentally, that's Sinistar to the right of Robotron.  "I hunger..."

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