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What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 12:08 pm
by rfscoach
Fulton Science Academy is going to Nationals for the 2nd time (1st time was 2007, but most of those people are gone). We are wondering what kind of hats and costumes different teams wear for the Parade of States? Do you wear them at your events too? What are your favorite things for the swap meet?

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:21 pm
by redreading249
I think all schools have a t-shirt...
I would say be creative for the compeition...
i don't really know exactly though since its my first year on the team.. and first time going to nationals
but nothing warm cause its gonna be hot!

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:28 pm
by blufoster6
For the swap meet:
-t-shirts
-license plates
-hats
-things related to your state

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:32 pm
by Phenylethylamine
You don't wear them to events- most teams have a separate shirt for Parade of States, and the hats are often traded away during the swap meet.
There's generally a team from Wisconsin with cheese hats... we had Statue of Liberty hats one year, since we're from New York... someone had lobster hats, but I don't remember where they were from- I think Maine or something. They're usually related to the state (although sometimes they're based on a school mascot or something like that).
Pretty much nobody has any outfits more involved than just hats. Sometimes, someone in a mascot costume will go up with the banner holders for Parade of States, but that's about it.

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:33 pm
by sk8lynne
My team (Gelinas) last year wore tie-died t shirts and a viking hat for the parade of states (the viking was our school mascot). We also had a lot of New York stuff to trade. Wisconsin always has the cheese hats and everyone always wants them. Last year I was lucky and actually traded my hat for their cheese hat. Everyone was sooo jealous and kept asking me for the hat. One person offered me a diamond necklace and another person said they would give me a watch...I still said no though!!! :lol:

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:33 pm
by redreading249
blufoster6 wrote:For the swap meet:
-t-shirts
-license plates
-hats
-things related to your state

The license plates are cool haha
idk what state your from but for example.. we would bring
Red Sox stuff??
an MA lincese plate
and other thigns

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:36 pm
by Phenylethylamine
sk8lynne wrote: Last year I was lucky and actually traded my hat for their cheese hat. Everyone was sooo jealous and kept asking me for the hat. One person offered me a diamond necklace and another person said they would give me a watch...I still said no though!!! :lol:

A diamond necklace? What?

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:37 pm
by Mr. Cool
sk8lynne wrote:My team (Gelinas) last year wore tie-died t shirts and a viking hat for the parade of states (the viking was our school mascot). We also had a lot of New York stuff to trade. Wisconsin always has the cheese hats and everyone always wants them. Last year I was lucky and actually traded my hat for their cheese hat. Everyone was sooo jealous and kept asking me for the hat. One person offered me a diamond necklace and another person said they would give me a watch...I still said no though!!! :lol:

I remember you guys! People on my team wanted those viking hats. :lol:

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:38 pm
by sk8lynne
Phenylethylamine wrote:
sk8lynne wrote: Last year I was lucky and actually traded my hat for their cheese hat. Everyone was sooo jealous and kept asking me for the hat. One person offered me a diamond necklace and another person said they would give me a watch...I still said no though!!! :lol:

A diamond necklace? What?


Yeah they really did offer me that....i don't know if it was real though lol

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:40 pm
by Phenylethylamine
I'm not a big fan of the swap meet, so I handed one of my teammates everything in my bag plus my Viking hat and said, "Knock yourself out." He stared at me like he couldn't believe I was serious. I mean, I was passing up a chance to trade for a pair of light-up antennae or something! I must have been insane! :lol:

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:43 pm
by Mr. Cool
Phenylethylamine wrote:I'm not a big fan of the swap meet, so I handed one of my teammates everything in my bag plus my Viking hat and said, "Knock yourself out." He stared at me like he couldn't believe I was serious. I mean, I was passing up a chance to trade for a pair of light-up antennae or something! I must have been insane! :lol:

lol, I don't blame you, as it was crowded last year anyway.

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:53 pm
by redreading249
could someone explain what a swap meet is??
i have never been to nats..

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:54 pm
by Phenylethylamine
The swap meet is where all the teams bring souvenirs from their state and trade them. It's fun the first time... but once the novelty is gone, it's not very interesting.

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:55 pm
by redreading249
ooh that sounds funn

Re: What kind of crazy hats/outfits do teams wear at Nats?

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:57 pm
by Mr. Cool
redreading249 wrote:ooh that sounds funn

If your into license plates there are a good thing to collect. Look hard and you may end up with a Alaska or possibly a Hawaii plate.