After that I didn't feel like trying to "meet people" or whatever, I gave up (I must have just had a "a**hole streak"), rode coasters. The other stuff looked neat (the antique cars etc) but would have sucked alone, so I got my $17 worth and left early.
I'm not generalizing all of the enthusiasts, just seriously people, where does the ego come from, why be so damn ignorant or stuck up/think you're superior, we share a hobby of liking coasters, I just do not get it. Maybe it's just because they were "popular" people or whatever. It's funny I've randomly walked up to people with Toilet Paper Rollers shirts on in other parks, said Hi and usually that started a small conversation or some coaster riding.
On the plus side, I did see more of the flying turns and it looks awesome in action, very quiet. The turns were only open at 6 to "observe them" where they took a group up into the station and gave info about the ride and ran the unfinished train through the course. Also saw Larry (Lado) near the turns, he was nice to meet/talk to and has some nice pics of the unfinished train going through the course. Coastin' Steve was there too helping with the trains, so I did meet a couple cool people and had a couple small chats in lines, just the cbuzz thing left a bad taste in my mouth especially when thats how my day started. The park puts on an awesome display near dark, wish I could have enjoyed it better, or at least had better experiences "meeting" people for a first PPP. The Twister and Phoenix both were FLYING, so I got some great rides in, and made the best of it. Phoenix in complete darkness, insane, and it never semmed faster. Better planning next time though eh?
*** Edited 10/7/2007 5:18:31 PM UTC by P18***
I would have been cool to you if I was there, P18.
I'll try like hell, ok? :)
The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch
P18, a bummer that you didn't bump into us. We had a group of three and could have used a 4th person. Plus we had a crap load of beer to finish back at our camp site. I understand what you mean though, some people can be really uppity and I find it quite amusing. I can vouch for Raven-Phile being cool though. Darn you Josh we missed you!
I'm glad it won't affect your future attendance to PPP though.
As usual, we had a great time at PPP. The heat seemed like a bit of a problem, if only because the bonfire is usually something you're huddled around in layers of clothing rather than something you avoid at all costs. It's a shame more people don't come in costume anymore, although I'm left wondering how many people killed their plans because of the heat. I know that my minor plans were changed because of the odd weather.
However, I've found that unless you're in one of the already well-established cliques, there isn't a whole lotta socializin' goin' on.
So anymore I just go to enjoy myself, bring my own group of friends along, pig out on too much food, and ride like crazy :)
Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line. www.TiggerMan.com
I don't really talk to anyone at these events because of the reasons you named P18. I always feel as if they think they're better than you, and you're just some retarded kid who doesn't know anything. Oh well, maybe next year I'll open up a bit more. :)
But I had a good time, regardless If I really met anyone new.
"Don't look back."
As always if you see me at the park be sure to say hi. I was the 6 foot bald guy with the adorable puppy...and coaster tattoo
The Phylers were KICKING ASS and I actually got kind of yelled at. ;) I scared myself a few times and actually got a small bruise. GOD I love those things!
Phoenix was running better than ever! Man. :)
Seeing the Turns run was cool as heck. Can't wait to ride them next year!
My friends and I did the Fright Night/PPP/Lakemont deal, and I couldn't have asked for a better weekend! I swear I have never laughed so hard with all the antics my friends and I got involved in besides the parks. Good times! The road trip itself between the Burgh and Knoebels was um.....interesting. ;)
It was definitely the warmest PPP I have been to. I am used to wearing my hoodies and gloves. This time I wore T-shirts! Still, the fall foilage was awesome, especially looking at it from one of my favorite rides in the park, the SKY RIDE!
I tried to say hi to as many people as I recognized or who recognized me.
By the way, I was the dork with the chicken hat and the yellow T-shirt with chicken-related graffiti on it. By the end of the night every other person, including the Twister ride-op, was "clucking" at me or yelling "chicken killa" or "CHICKEN" :)
Ahh, the things you do when your shame and dignity go out the window! ROCK ON! It was great to see everyone again and share some snappage!
Nasai, you would of loved it. ;)
<---who will write a proper TR when I come off my "high"
*** Edited 10/12/2007 10:45:58 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
A picture of Murphy asleep on a rock while the Phlyers Phly.
I noticed there were A LOT of doggies at PPP. Well, I noticed more than usual. :)
Tina, I saw you with the chicken hat. I didn't see you on the Flyers though. I did get to see great flying exhibitions by Alfundo and PAtripman from URC, among others I didn't recognize or talk to.
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