Mural Festival 2019 - Montréal

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Mural Festival 2019 - Montréal

Postby R.A.B. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:13 am

Montreal's Mural Festival opened yesterday, meaning that the Main (St.Laurent Blvd.) is closed between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal. This is also Grand Prix Week-end so.....it's party time in la Ville de Marie.

North Star - Machines à Piastres has set up a 20 foot container in association with Evenco accross the street from the bar for the next 10 days. You can't really miss it because there is a huge bust of David Bowie on top of the pop up arcade.

This container with a different line up will also be at Heavy Montréal and other music festivals on Nôtre-Dame Island (Parc Jean-Drapeau) this summer.

Line up on the Main -

DE Jurassic Park
WLL Pinbot
GTB Surf Champ
BLY Indy 500
BLY Dr.Who

And then there is a barber chair next to the screaming machine (Dr.Who) where you can get a tattoo.

Will be there tonight (Friday) for sure with Doug Baird from P1AG Toronto who is actually in Montreal with his son for the Grand Prix. Saturday will be out on the Main all day and all night. Probably sleeping at the shop since there is no point trying to drive home through the festivals and construction and general mayhem. Heck, may as well stay in town all weekend, live on the street and behave like a wild animal while letting off some steam after a drawn out hibernation caused by a long and nasty winter. But now, in the beautiful springtime, everything is just "ducky", time to live it to the hilt.

Yabo !!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Rob

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Re: Mural Festival 2019 - Montréal

Postby nostalgiaqc » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:49 am

Yolo Robert,
Have a good one!
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Re: Mural Festival 2019 - Montréal

Postby R.A.B. » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:35 am

Gottlieb's "ROCK" from 1985 is now in the container line up which runs until next Sunday the 16th - Father's Day.

See ya there rain or shine.
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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

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P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.

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Re: Mural Festival 2019 - Montréal

Postby R.A.B. » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:35 am

The Mural Festival closes today on the Main, and the stories are plentiful. It rained it shined, the people were happy, angry, laughing, loud, ugly and beautiful.

On Friday night after a busy day at work, and then later at the bar moving machines, I forgot to turn off my notification “ping” on my communicator before hitting the sac around 10pm. Thus, around 1AM I got an e-mail attachment from one of my younger apprentices (29) which summed up the past ten days in one perfect picture. She left the North Star at closing time after Friday night had turned into Saturday, made it home at 4AM, and still managed to text me at 8:30 am to pick her up so she could help with the weekly line up check Saturday morning and a 6 machine install in another bar on the Main in which we are operating equipment. This interest in pinball maintenance & repair & playing impressed me. But then I thought to myself, remembering those years working for operators at all hours, so her energy was not all that different as what one does with youthful vigor when it inhabits you, there is nothing quite like it. And much like street festivals, this energy mirrors a life force I have now learned to watch, monitor, remember and write about. Crazy how many things we go through in a lifetime. It basically comes down to staying out of the outhole as long as life remains interesting while keeping all the balls you have in play. Then again, on a 1966 Bally “Capersville”, you are better off letting one or two of them go in order to stay in the game a while longer.

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Une règle suivi gueri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule til the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to wipe my own ass, adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman from sighing, there will be only memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build a RRSP of memories, come hell or calm tides.

P.S. A man needs something to do besides contemplate how crazy everyone has become in a world of overly exaggerated self-importance upheld and maintained by the new dumb.


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Re: Mural Festival 2019 - Montréal

Postby Chris Silver » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:14 am

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