St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl 2023: If at first you don’t succeed, try again

I’m going to try to keep this brief in hopes that I can catch up to current before TPF this weekend.

While I did attend both days, I wound up not staying long on Friday for a variety of reasons. The fact that I had a “mulligan” due to there being another crawl on Saturday did somewhat factor into that decision (something I did not have with the Onesie Bar Crawl). I did take a couple of selfies on Friday but most of the partying and socializing was on Saturday.

There are a couple of videos from this event I will be adding later due to time being at a premium (they need to be edited and/or re-encoded). As far as the event itself, I did have a great time with the crowd I was with, comprised mainly of a bachelorette party from a city which is a good 5-6 hours driving time away from Houston. Toward the end of the evening we were once again at FAO. I didn’t play a whole lot this time around but did get in a few games, so yeah, there are as many selfies as game score photos, for better or worse.

Upcoming: Texas Pinball Festival 2023

This weekend (upcoming, March 24-26) is the Texas Pinball Festival including the Wizards tournament. I am confirmed for the Wizards tournament and a hotel room in the area (no hostel or cheap “Tobacco Road” room this time around).

Once again, links for those looking to follow along:

  • Main scoreboard (note that I am only in the Wizards tournament, so you will not see me with results for Classics or others)
  • Jump straight to my scores
  • Live stream for finals (4pm Saturday): Wormhole Pinball
  • Mastodon (Twitter workalike) feed ( — will have scores and possible brief commentary, relatively close to real-time, subject to internet and other technical functionality. Note that this is a different link than last year as I have changed Mastodon instances.
  • Peertube account ( — will have live-streamed and/or recorded content made available during the event, directly from me and my devices, subject to internet and other technical functionality. Generally I will only go live on this for ~5 minutes at a time, possibly longer if people have questions/comments.

I’m really looking forward to this year, especially with last year’s experience and what I learned from it.