What Are These Silly Bandz?
August 31, 2010
“I’ll trade you a Glow-in-the-dark Dinosaur for a pink set of grapes?”
“How about a drum set for a neon pair of sunglasses?”
These are just some of the conversations that have been overheard as people discuss the ever growing fad of Silly Bandz!!!
I, myself, find this need to acquire shaped, small, rubber bands to be highly juvenile. Needless to say, I can’t stop collecting them!
Every time I see a display of these little bands, I have to check out the theme and see if I can’t live without them. From fairies to dinosaurs, musical instruments to letters, I can’t seem to stop collecting them. (No matter how tight they are on my wrist!)
I will admit, I am a fad-hound! I collected and played with Pogs. I had my own serious collection of Troll dolls, and I even was sent to the principal’s office for overuse of my holographic slap bracelet.
Of all the fads I have collected over the years, Silly Bandz are my favorite so far. They are easily available (CVS, grocery stores, shopping malls, and even convenience stores), bought in bulk (12 for $1.99-$3.99), and are made to be shared! That is what I love the most. I have had more than a few people trade with me, right here in the library. That is how I got my favorite band so far. My black dog!! I’ll trade you my letters, I’ll trade you my fairies, but don’t touch my black dog!
Red Bridge Branch
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