So. A friend of mine, one Richard Stamp, had a vision.
This vision was to open a gaming bar. ‘What’s that?’ I hear you ask. Well, it’s a bar, with video games.
Drinking and gaming! A simple but effective combo!
So, with this idea in his minds eye he went off to try and gain some funding. The rest is a long story and history but does include difficulty, a flood, a few minor disasters, some spectacular saves and more grit and determination from Rick Stamp than I’ve seen from anyone in quite some time.
I’m not here to tell you that story. It’s not mine to tell. My part was simply helping Rick transform his premises….not a gaming bar… into something worthy of the title.
So, on a sunny evening a few months back, Cy and I headed out to check out what we’d have to work with.
As the pictures below will show you…it was…less than ideal.
Ok. So the 2040 team had their work cut out for them. We knew that. But, hey, when has that ever stopped us? (Never, for those of you not in the know.)
I settled down with some tea and a plan and, after about nine hours work, managed to construct some designs for Rick to choose from.
Then the real fun began.
Disaster after disaster hit Ricks 8-bit ship and for a time it nearly seemed like the idea would sink before it ever got sight of shore! We held our breath…
Then…nothing…no word. Silence from the 8-bit camp. I thought it was all over! Then, just before the end of October, the call came.
“Hey Enka. When can you start?”
Well, he didn’t have to tell me twice. The 2040 Team swept in and got right to work!
I have to admit, I was up against the clock, but hey, it turned out ok! As of 5 pm 8-Bit Bar is open!
There’s Rick to prove it!
So, ladies and gentlemen, I shall sign off tonight by asking all of you down Falmouth way, to check out 8-Bit Gaming bar!
You’ll be in for a bit of a treat! You may even see me!
Over and Out