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23atwell
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What does this mean?

#60614 3 years, 1 month ago
When someone says "I've got my wings"
I've heard it but what does that exactly mean
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ShakedownSteve
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Re: What does this mean?

#60618 3 years, 1 month ago
One meaning is the person got their pilot's license. It probably means other things as well. It could be a reference to "It's A Wonderful Life" when Clarence gets his wings.
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Last Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago by ShakedownSteve.
deadontherivet
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Re: What does this mean?

#60623 3 years, 1 month ago
It's a lot kid thing. There are a million stories on how u get them, but basically they are a wing pin handed down by someone older and more established in the community tellIng them they belong. The first wings were cast by Owsley in the 80's.
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funky420
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Re: What does this mean?

#60629 3 years, 1 month ago
There's a thread somewhere here telling more about it.
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BigBabyViper
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Re: What does this mean?

#60636 3 years, 1 month ago
yeah they used to mean something now every kid and there mom sister and uncle has a pair or 3 thanks to wide availabilty its lost most its meaning
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BigBabyViper
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Re: What does this mean?

#60637 3 years, 1 month ago
now an owsley buckle? still means a hell of alot they are expensive and now there are a limited amount since his unfortunate passing
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dr bakes
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Re: What does this mean?

#60640 3 years, 1 month ago
meaningless fringe tour lot bs. If the band were handing them out, that would be different yet still silly.
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SunshineSue
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Re: What does this mean?

#60642 3 years, 1 month ago
Yes, there is LONG thread about them somewhere, but I still think it's cool when someone is given theirs, as long as there's meaning behind it, and it's not just a trinket.

Hey Dr. Bakes, are you really Bakes brother? Just wondering!
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Re: What does this mean?

#60643 3 years, 1 month ago
dr bakes wrote:
meaningless fringe tour lot bs. If the band were handing them out, that would be different yet still silly.

I think it would be cool to get a pin from an older Head at my first show, but I would want to keep it for myself and not pass it along. I'm sentimental that way. I remember reading about the wing pins awhile ago, but it didn't occur to me when I first replied to this thread. I have to start thinking outside the box.
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Last Edit: 3 years, 1 month ago by ShakedownSteve.
dr bakes
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Re: What does this mean?

#60644 3 years, 1 month ago
not a blood brother of bakes, but my last name is Baker and I'm 52, and I'm sure he is a great guy.
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