Thanks to Andy and the RCM team and thanks for letting me put a few machines in the corner of the room.
Thanks to Linda again for the Chocolate Muffins!
I also took away a bad cold (thanks MugUK!). I've been sucking sweets all day. To be honest, wasn't really MugUKs fault. I felt a bit weird that morning and it got worse throughout the day, so sorry if I seemed less talkative than my already less talkative normality.
I liked the idea of the spec sheets for every machine, but it would have been nice to also have had a few facts or some info from wikipedia about each machine. Just figures and numbers is a bit boring, and it would be nice to read a bit more history of each machine - especially the rare ones. Perhaps even a little book or magazine people can buy on the way in with some more info. I do enjoy reading about the old machines.
I am still a bit undecided about having to pay to use the arcade machines, but can see why it was done. I hope they took enough to make it worth bringing them down. The arcade room did look a bit empty at times. I did have a go on the pinball machine though.
I don't think many people missed your massive joystick Vinny. It looked quite popular all day, as was my outrun setup which was also in a corner of the room. Being in a corner and less crowded might have been better imo. It seemed to get very busy and crowded and noisy at one point during the day and I freaked out a bit. I don't like being to crowded, but don't think the oncoming cold helped.
And we now know someone who has a bottle opener for the next private event