I found some old stuff, thought I would share it. I'll start with a GIANT Texas Giant button - I totally forgot about this for years! Also, a smaller 1990 ACE coaster con button:
Added old Beast buttons/patches, Worlds of Fun (including Zambezi Zinger patch!) and Steel Phantom stuff:
Well, that settles it. Coaster stuff has, in fact, always been ugly.
And you've always been beautiful!
You got that right!
You are beautiful (in a non-gay way, of course), and you are right, these coaster things are pretty tacky. But somehow, still cool. Maybe it's just me.
No, you're right. They're cool in that tacky old-school way. There's something about them that makes them pretty sweet, even though they're ugly as sin.
You are all beautiful! ;)
Most coaster memorabilia is tacky and/or ugly, much like the stuff you would buy in any tourist shop. :) It's cool in it's own way, and you are proud to have it, but you would probably never wear it out in everyday public. Heck, most of my coaster and park-related T-shirts I never wear unless they are absolutely awesome like my dark blue, low-key Holiday World hoodie that I like to wear when it's cooler.
If I had an extra small room I would probably use it to display my modest coaster/park stuff. I suppose I could throw up an album on Facebook or Pbase one of these days just so it can all be seen. You never know who is going to see something that they want bad enough to take it off your hands for the right price. :) Other than a few posters and framed photos, it's all in boxes.
-TinaLast edited by coasterqueenTRN, Saturday, December 24, 2011 11:58 AM
To be fair, a lot/at least half of band/concert t-shirts are ugly as sin, too.
Although in the mid to late 80's and early 90's, I thought all of my rock and metal T-shirts were totally cool to wear anywhere and everywhere, including my Senior photo. I didn't care whether they were nice or tacky. ;)
I used to have around 200 of them but put them all in boxes when I went to college. About five or six years ago I sold them all on Ebay to a collector which paid for several trips that year. :)
It was a little hard letting them go even though they hadn't seen the light of day in about 15 years or so. I was SHOCKED that someone wanted them that bad to be honest!
-TinaLast edited by coasterqueenTRN, Saturday, December 24, 2011 12:10 PM
I never owned any ugly rock T-shirts. All of the ones I owned have been awesome. If it's ugly, no matter how much I like the band, I'm not buying it. lol
Most NIN and KMFDM shirts are really good looking, in my opinion.
Oh me neither! I am and have always been highly picky of any article of clothing I paid money for. :) If I paid money for it it was going to be worn. What I meant was other people might of seen some of them as tacky, but I never cared what anyone else thought, and still don't. :) Looking back on it now I laugh at some of the rock shirts I wore, only because that was a long time ago and I was a lot more into collecting fan T-shirts back then. Nowadays I rarely buy them, period. I can't even tell you the last time I bought a band T-shirt. 1992 maybe? :)
I have worn a few of them over the years but only to concerts. The last one I wore was right before I sold them all. It was an old Crue T-shirt from the "Girls Girls Girls" tour that I wore for a show in 2006. :)
About 85% of my coaster/event/park shirts were free, won, or given away as door prizes. :) I have maybe five that I just HAD to fork out the money for, including a Thunderhead T-shirt that I just bought last weekend. The main reason I bought it is because it wasn't flashy and it was heavily discounted. I love those end-of-season sales! So it was a win/win. :)
-TinaLast edited by coasterqueenTRN, Saturday, December 24, 2011 1:20 PM
Whenever I visit a Park (Or ride a Coaster) for the first time I'll buy a Keychain bearing the name of the park and/or it's coaster. If they have a Christmas Tree Ornament I'll relieve them of that as well. (The Keychains will also go on a Christmas Tree!) :)
I usually don't buy any park logo merchandise. Sometimes I don't even take pictures when I am at a park. I will, however, look for unique, non-park logo merchandise while I am there. I bought a really cool Batman t-shirt at Kings Island a few years ago.
^ Heh, I'm kind of the opposite: I *only* buy park merch that has the actual, real logo on it, preferably a coffee mug because I'll actually use it instead of letting it collect dust. But that's partly because I'm a graphic designer and have an interest in logo design. :)
It's actually somewhat surprising, considering the number of shirts, glasses, picture frames, keychains, and magnets parks sell emblazoned with their logo, that for coffee mugs often it's just the name of the park in some random font. For that reason, I still don't have a mug from a number of parks I've been to (Kings Island/Dominion, Great Escape, a few Six Flagses).
It drives me crazy when parks sell generic souvenirs. Count me in the group who will only buy an item that specifically relates to the park I bought it from. What I really like are patches. Mostly because they're geting harder to find and don't take up a lot of space. :-)
I try to buy a refrigerator magnet from each park I visit. It's a cheap and easy way to display and document my travels. The only shirt I've purchased in a very, very long time is "Behemoth - Big Coaster, Eh!"
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