One of my favorite sports of all time is bowling. I love it so much that when I was a senior in high school, I co-founded The Bowling Club. We had about 20 club members and bowled maybe 2 times together over the course of a year. Needless to say, it was a lot of work managing that kind of activity. We wrapped gifts for donation, sold Christmas Trees at the high school tree lot, and we may have even washed a car or two all to raise money in the name of bowling. But once we discovered Virtual Bowling at the Metreon arcade in downtown San Francisco, we never went to the bowling alley again. The Metreon didn’t smell like foot, we never had to wait for an open lane (since no one wanted to bowl virtually but us), and it was a legitimate workout- you’d work your arms so hard you couldn’t help but sweat. Recently, I went with some friends to the local Dave & Busters and I darted straight to the Virtual Bowling stand and introduced them to my favorite teenage pastime. What is virtual bowling, you ask? Let me show you!
(It’s a podium with a real bowling ball that you spin like an old video game controller)
(You maneuver your bowling ball across the streets of San Francisco or which ever level you choose)
(You try to knock down the pins at the end of the level)
(It’s hard not to attract spectators)
Honestly, it’s so much fun. And now that we are older, we can’t make it through one full game, we need a serious break. It’s that hard. If you have a fun arcade nearby, check it out. I promise, you won’t leave smelling like a dirty shoe but with a lot of sweaty memories with your friends.
since the matron closed its virtual bowling lanes, do you have any idea where to play in the Bay Area?