Wade Krause, pinball artist and PBDG supporter, let me tag along with him in Pittsburgh as he attended PAPA’s Pinburgh tournament, checked out Dave Baach’s amazing custom games, and met with local artists.
Wade and Brian Holderman
Wade collaborates with Dave, and I was able to go behind the scenes to find out what they are up to, including a chance to see the Brian Holderman custom Luther’s Vendetta and Freak Out by Mike Budai.
Dave showed us all around Pittsburgh, going above and beyond as a host. Thank you, Dave!
Another highlight was a visit to the amazing collection of Ed Beeler (more photos coming of Ed’s place). Wade and I had a great time exploring 8,000 square feet of pinball and arcade games.
No weekend in Pittsburgh is complete without a quick day trip to Philly (yes, I am crazy), where we met with wonderful PBDG supporter Rob Loring and the folks at PinRescue and Harry Snodgrass, the PBDG sound designer.
Back in Pittsburgh, Wade checked out the work of fellow screen printer Andy Warhol at the Warhol Museum.
Always ready to lend a hand, Wade helped Director/Cinematographer Don Starnes and me with PBDG filming.
Is Wade contemplating the Trinity Cathedral, or wondering how his El Dorado boards are drying back in Clovis, CA? Thank you for the great company, Wade!