There should be a rule designating that National Roller Coaster Day always, always, always lands on a weekend. Throwing this tantalizing reminder of fun at America on a Wednesday, when most people are trapped indoors at work — or at the very least, stuck on regular, old, boring, flat ground — is, at best, cruel and unusual punishment.
So, for all of you desperate to join in but hopelessly unable to, we've compiled some music videos featuring pretty pop stars riding roller coasters and acting like they don't feel like puking because of it. Celebrities: Turns out they're NOT just like you and me.
Here's Mariah Carey, building up to her roller coaster ride via the medium of rollerblades (because: 1995) in the "Fantasy" video. We assume she got pretty sweaty in the process too, because clearly no one wants to sit next to her armpits on the ride. You have to freshen up after rollerblade-based exertion, Mariah! Or, you know... Just lower your arms or something...
Another lady having trouble putting her arms down is Beyoncé in the video for "XO," filmed on location at Brooklyn's magnificent Coney Island. This time around, no one cares (Bey has a rollercoaster buddy, thanks) -- probably because if anyone ever needed a guide on How to Look Inhumanly Amazing at a Funfair, it's basically this video. Look how Bey rides the Cyclone all laughing and relaxed, like that rickety thing hasn't been there since 1927. (It's 90, for God's sake!)