So, this past Wednesday, I returned once again to Cidercade for this year’s installment of the annual Valentine’s Day Stoplight Party. Overall it was a pretty good evening. I put up quite a few good scores and got to play a few games I don’t get to play that often.
While I didn’t score quite as highly on the other reason I attended this event, there did seem to be more women, and specifically more women I found at least somewhat attractive, wearing green wristbands. I did make some small talk and did my best to be at least amicable.
Yes, I do plan to attend next year. I feel like this was time well spent, even if some of the results weren’t what I had hoped.
This year’s event was on January 20. Football fans will remember this as the first day of the NFL Divisional Round playoff weekend, specifically the day the Texans played the Ravens (and lost). I really tried my best not to let this kill whatever good vibes I still had going into the event. I feel overall I still had a good time, though I didn’t socialize nearly as much as I had hoped to. So, this is going to be a bit light on details, and also light on other things like the slide video from last year. For better or worse there was no professional photographer this time around. I did get a quick selfie on arrival.
I hung around at Front Porch Pub until about the end of the game (6:30 pm). I followed the largest group to Dogwood first, then Electric Feelgood. This is where I played my first games of the night: someone had left a good $20 or so worth of credits on one of the Skee Ball alleys. Of course, I also got in on the slide a couple of times, neither of them on video this year.
Then it was onto FAO for a bit more hanging out, Skee Ball, Pac-Man Battle Royale (not pictured), and Crossy Road. I also got some food here as I did on the last couple of bar crawls.
Finally, time to wrap up the night at Playground, as before. I didn’t keep track of most of the times when I changed venues but I remember leaving Playground around 11:20 pm.
I am still looking forward to returning next year. I still feel like it was time well spent even if my socialite/party animal personality wasn’t firing on all cylinders on this evening.