Now things got off to a rough start as Jimmi, true to tradition, gave himself a whole 18 hrs of prep time to set up the world's biggest Quad Meetup. After a day of scouting potential convention spots and seeing the Seattle underground tour, Jimmi and Pat (that's Psychocide to you kids on the boards) decided not to hold it underground or in a cave. With the subterranean option out, much settling brought us to the University District's own "WOW Bubble Tea."
With its massive 3x3 stacked television feed of the local news, sharp fluorescent lighting and charming glass tables, WOW Tea had potential, but about 20 mins in we realized that something was off. I became suspicious when I noticed the Christian Rock that seemed to be in heavy rotation over the speakers. Sensing danger, I scouted new locations while the rest of the Quad Squad tried to put on a brave face and post the decided location on the boards. Upon returning I was informed that WOW stood for Wonder of Worship - suddenly the Christian Science Magazines on the shelves, the music, and the tiny cross-shaped tapioca bubbles in the drinks made sense.
The new digs proved the right move as we suddenly found ourselves with a less intrusive environment and a much larger and more apt audience, so we set up some crotchtops and let the game do the talking. Soon we had hometown hero and Quad enthusiast Mike "Moose" come on out for the festivities. It was good to get a little IRL action with this much savored legend of the boards. Soon we had the whole cafe drooling over a different kind of orby delight as we introduced the curious to a heaping slice of BLOWN MIND.
Now these silly bitches were actually playing online checkers in the back when Pat (that's Psychocide to you mortals) came over and saw a wrong that needed correcting.
"They are fucking fish in a barrel"
In ten minutes Pat had them gobbling up Power Orbs like somekind of bulemic Pac Man.
Nice work Pat. Try and king that Checkers!
The event was a surprising success, the stickers flowed like wine and the Arena ran red with fresh blood. Truly the crusty old server in Jimmi's bedroom cranked on in glee, perhaps quietly processing "yes... more yet come!"
Not long after closing shop, the ever amiable and generous Moose took us to the afterparty - a celebratorious b-day affair for his buddy Travis, who bore a striking resemblance to Freddy Kruger
Immediately we knew this was our kind of party.
So it only took Jimmi 5 minutes before he spilled their precious Ruby Red Squirt Soda, broke a bottle, demanded that everyone get naked and pray to him, and then start stealing girlfriends. The man was in fine form.
Note: The Best Low 5 in history took place here. Guess who's hands that is (me!)
You fucking make a game as brilliant as the Quad, you get this kind of thing happening to you all the fucking time.
Hmmm....it smells funny in here, have you kids been hitting the Quadradius?
Feyia had a good night -
Pt.1 - Rough Dreams Ahead
Pt.2 - Hey there Sailor....
Pt.3 - The Shame
Pt.4 - Interpretative Dance
So now you know how the Quad Squad came to town and brought the noise. We thank everyone for the support, coming out to the event (Moose), inviting us to a bitching party and otherwise keepin the dream alive.
Check the out the rest of the pics here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/46292811@N00/sets/72157600468203036
P.S. - Jimmi spent the last 20 minutes laying on the floor, throwing quarters down people's pants and saying "exactly what he meant". As he stumbled to sleep in his stupor he mumbled ever so softly... "mmm...July....NPT..."