I am curious as to what everyone owns as far a coaster/park clothing is concerned.
The only thing I own is a Michigans Adventure Baseball cap.
I will probably never own anything other then baseball caps from different parks. As with many people here on the buzz, I try to not get "noticed" as a coaster geek when I am at a park.
What do you wear? And why do you wear it? Do you wear it to show you are an enthusiast, or to maybe show your favorite coaster?
I feel the same way as you. I tend to be more reserved in letting the world know I'm a coaster "geek". My only piece of clothing is a Kraken shirt. I've worn it to parks twice in the year and a half since I got it.
I doubt I'd buy any other coaster or park related clothing. I only bought the Kraken shirt because I was so impressed with the coaster.
I do have quite a collection of souvenir cups though...
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I have a few shirts that I own. . . Millenium Force, Goliath, Silver Star, Colossos, Son of Beast, Expedition Ge-Force, Superman: ROS to name a few. I just buy the ones that were very good rides. When I came to Europe, I also started to buy park T-shirts, like Six Flags Holland, Legoland Deutschland (to show where I've been) or Freizeit-Land Geiselwind (because it's all in German and was cheap, like 5 euros).
I like to wear them because some list the stats and people are like wow, I want (or don't want) to ride that. I haven't worn any of the European stuff (as I'm still over here) but I'm sure once I go home, I wear them every now and then. . . but still want to keep them "preserved" as best as possible.
I used to have a Beast and Vortex shirt as a kid but they have long gone. lol. I am sure I had others. I think my parents still have a Vortex glass. I need to get that the next time I am over there.
I have water bottles of Coaster Con 24, the Hypersonic, Alpengeist, and an old Batman The Ride when the ride was brand new at SF GAdventure. I have an ACE magnet on my frig and of course a bumper sticker on my car, and several Xcelerator stickers (not on my car). Various posters.......my favorite being a 10th anniversay Beast poster that I got at the Con last year......I have it right in my living room.
Other than that I just have my many, many photos and started a scrapbook early last year with mostly ACE stuff, my badges,tickets etc. I have kept most of my tickets going back to 1993 I think.
I like to collect arcade tickets and tokens too if it has the park's name on it.
But it is VERY rare that I buy a souvenier.
Generally when I go to parks I don't deck myself out in coaster gear, although I did wear my RRC button most of the time, but I lost it at the Con on Collossus.....:-( I will wear my ACE shirt sometimes, but not too often as a lot of other do. It's fun to wear it and have people ask you about the club.
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"I own you!"
-quotes I have been known to exclaim on coasters.
...meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, there's guys like me who don't give a rat's behind if other people "disapprove" of the coaster habit, and collect shirts that strike my fancy. Among my shirts are the recently-added Thorpe Park Colossus, Oakwood, and "ACE European Odyssey 2002" shirts, as well as shirts for Kennywood (Racer, 5 coasters, Phantom Phanatic), Cedar Point (MF stats, long-sleeved T, Banshee (never wear this one, collector's item)), Knoebels, Holiday World, CoasterBuzz, and more. I think I have about 20-30 tshirts, plus 2 park-related polo shirts (DelGrosso's and Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
For the cooler weather, I have an ACE sweatshirt, SOB sweatshirt, Knoebel's zippered hooded sweatshirt, and SOB fleece (what can I say, SOB merchandise LOOKS good, at least, especially when it's 50% off :) ) Probably some other stuff, too, I'm blanking right now.
I also have a Phantom's Revenge cap that I never wear (I dislike having anything on my head), and some other odd assorted stuff.
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The only coaster-related article of clothing I own is a Millennium Force t-shirt; I plan to get shirts of Raging Bull and Iron Wolf (if I ride the latter) at SFGAm. I wear the MF shirt to show I've ridden it (the coaster, that is), since I've decided I'll only buy shirts or other souvenirs of coasters I've ridden. Another reason to get the RB and IW shirts is my MF shirt is mostly dark blue, which is uncomfortable on a hot day.
I also collect park maps and brochures, and I have on-ride photos (the large ones) of MF and Magnum; I plan to at least get one of RB, since it was my first "real" coaster. Oh, and I sometimes get pens, too; I have a CP pen and mechanical pencil set and an Iron Wolf pen (which my sister bought at SFGAm).
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"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"
I have an AC shirt, because it was my first hypercoaster and it was awesome. I actually had never planned on getting and souveniers but AC totally blew me away, and the shirt had a pretty cool graphic on it anyway, so I got it. I also have a Phantom's Revenge and a Millenium Force because both of those coasters are awesome. I have RB because it was my 100th and also a great ride. I would get an S:RoS but all the shirts that Six Flags prints are generic and boring. I would also get a Nitro, but I didn't see anything I particularly liked last time I was down in SFGAdv.
I might also get an X and/or Xcelerator depending on how the rides are (or IF they are).
I learned the hard way that if you're going to showcase your enthusiasm on a shirt, you best do it with a white shirt, because a dark shirt on a hot day is just asking for trouble...
I have no problems wearing a shirt to a park, not because I want to show how "hard core" I am, but just so that people I don't know might want to talk to me about coasters. I met a guy at SFNE from Germany who was at the beginning of a HUGE coaster trip through the US because he was wearing an Expedition GeForce shirt and I asked him about it. We ended up riding for a few hours together and I gave him some tips about how to get the most out of some of the American parks and he gave me the inside scoop on a lot of the European parks.
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You really need to get some more BRAN in your diet
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My usual park gear consists of sleeveless shirts in solid colors, trunks and beach socks. If I'm in a larger park, I'll wear running shoes and keep a camera in a fanny pack.
I might occasionally wear a coaster cap, but rarely wear the tees. I have to admit my collection has grown a little (MF, ST, SFWOA, SOB, Talon,VF's WT and PT in tees, USF, Montu, PKI, SOB, MF, SFWOA in caps)...I just never wear them. CBaby is more likely to put one on.
I'm much more likely to bring souvenir cups to the office. SOB, SFWOA's big threesome and IOA's Cat in the Hat cup grace my desk right now while Magnum/Millennium Man, ST, a half-and-half CP cup sit at home and my MF sports bottle sits in my bike. I'm much more likely to talk coasters with my workmates than Playette's little circle of friends.
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I have not a single coaster shirt. In fact, I don't have any coaster-related souveniers whatsoever except for free stuff like photos, posters and park maps.
Generally I don't like to wear shirts with any sort of logos. Just a plain T-shirt (or maybe something discreet like a Nike swoosh), a collared shirt or fleece, maybe a stripe here or there. I used to wear shirts with Ren and Stimpy or Pinky and the Brain, but I got tired of people asking questions ("So, you like Ren and Stimpy?")
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