The Mystic Krewe was honored to be selected as a partner and sponsor for the 2014 New Orleans Museum of Art “Odyssey Ball” event last month. This is the museum’s major fundraising event of the year, a fancy black-tie gala featuring live bands, choreographed entertainment, a silent auction of many special gifts, wonderful food and amazing artwork, attended by many of the regions most influential luminaries.
In association with a new exhibit opening featuring photo-realist painting, the Mystic Krewe brought an array of vintage pinball machines representing a variety of eras in the technology, not just for display, but for the play and amusement of the patrons. “For once, here’s something in the museum you can touch!”, quipped MK founder, Michael Perry.
The event was a huge hit and we are looking forward to doing more activities with NOMA and their patrons! The games displayed covered the electro-mechanical era with a Gottlieb Wedgehead called “Jacks Open” featuring its own unique artwork, an early solid-state game from 1979 called, “Genie”, an early 1990’s game from Bally/Williams, “Jackbot” to the ultra-modern game released in 2013, JJP’s “Wizard of Oz” pinball!
The success of the event and the huge interest it generated further demonstrates the interest among the local community for a dedicated, vintage pinball venue, which we are actively seeking to establish. A lot of great contacts were made among important dignitaries in the area that we hope will bring us further towards our goal of making these wonderful machines available to the general public.
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The 2014 PinGolf benefit tournament was a great success. The Mystic Krewe raised money to benefit “Project Pinball” and Children’s Hospital, hosting a team-based event that paired experienced competitors with casual players, encouraging sharing and cooperation. Everyone had a great time and the event was a sell-out.
The winners of the main tournament were Wes G., Mike M., Jake W. and Dennis W. We also ran a side tournament as well as 2 cashbox tournaments. The events covered vintage pinball games from virtually all eras including electro-mechanical, classic solid state, modern DMD as well as the new Wizard of Oz LCD game. Participants received IFPA championship points that make them eligible to compete in the upcoming state championships next year and get a chance to represent Louisiana in the National and International Pinball Championships in 2015.
This is the second charity fundraising event the Mystic Krewe has produced. The group plans many more benefits to provide resources to local charities and other organizations. If you are interested in finding out more about our group or becoming a member, see the “About” link on the main menu.
As our group completes editing of the HD video from the 5-camera shoot of our first live show, we’ll be releasing videos for everyone to enjoy. Here’s what’s out now. The full show included commentary and introductions on each song by Tommy. We hope to make more content available in the future. Stay tuned!
Building a totally new studio from the ground up has been a major challenge; we were understaffed when it came to the video production crew and pulled the show off with less planning than we’d like, but everything came together great. Next time we will focus more on lighting and video – we put a lot of emphasis on making sure we had a top-notch audio recording and to that end, we’re very pleased! More to come!
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The smoke is still clearing from the SIZZLING performance Tommy Malone and his amazing band put on in our modest little venue, the PinChurch. WOW! Could we have had a better artist to ‘Christen’ our debut performance? I can’t imagine.
Special THANKS to Tommy and the band for so-graciously donating their time for this project. We were apprehensive about making too big a deal about the event, for fear of over-promising and under-delivering, but it seems we very much underestimated how epic the night was going to be, how smooth our custom wiring, lights, ProTools, streaming server and bandwidth setup would perform, and the 30-40 people in attendance saw a once-in-a-lifetime intimate performance by a world-class group of musicians! Everybody online was also rewarded with what many are calling one of the best live audio feeds every streamed on the Internet! We’ve worked very hard the last few months to build a world-class studio with state-of-the-art technology and NOLA-soul. We’re psyched things worked out so well and can’t wait for the next event!
This is just one of the many things our group is involved with. We still have openings for membership – but time is running out.. if you want to be part of our special team, contact us!
In the meantime, stay tuned for some videos from the performance to be made available to view online!