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Old 07-19-2005, 04:48 PM   #16
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I don't wear logo or band t shirts in public -- just because I don't like to pay for someone else's advertising. But I've purchased shirts from bands I really like (merch sales are a great profit center) and either give them to friends who couldn't make a show, or just stick them in a drawer (for what eventual use, I haven't yet decided). And I'm working on getting shirts made for a musician to sell at shows (and perhaps online), so although I might not wear the shirts myself, I sure hope others will! (of course, if I wear the shirts I have made up, it will be advertising a product I have a stake in...so I might be able to handle that )

So I guess my answer is wear whatever the hell you want. Honestly, although I might be able to tell you basically what the performers were wearing at a show, I have no memory of what any member of the audience wore. I'm not there to look at audience members.
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But you really know you're cool when you wear a U2 shirt to a Henry Rollins concert.
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just another comment - as a rule, I don't buy band shirts, and the only ones I have bought in recent years has been for U2 - to show support and to have a souvenir of the show I attended. The mark-up is astronomical. A shirt might cost the band, at the most, maybe $5, and they turn around and sell it for $30-35. It kills me, but I only do it for the boys (U2 that is). And that's the only time I wear a band shirt to a show. And usually if I go multiple nights, I only wear the shirt to one

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Old 07-19-2005, 06:52 PM   #19
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10 people have voted that its not ok, yet none of you have spoken up...
i voted no.
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wear whatever you want. the people who care what tshirts others are wearing are total wankers.
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i wore a U2 t-shirt to an Oasis gig... and saw at least 70 other people with them on too, all Croker shirts
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:15 PM   #22
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Outside of U2 (and the Intonation festival shirt I bought this weekend), I haven't purchased a concert T-shirt in YEARS (EMF may be the last one I purchased - if that says anything).

At the festival...I enjoyed seeing all the "That guys."

What is even geekier....wearing "retro" concert t-shirts you have picked up at Wal Mart and wearing them to a concert (like you were EVER old enought to see Floyd in concert).

With all that...geeky isn't "bad"
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I would not be that guy.
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:06 AM   #24
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wear whatever you want. the people who care what tshirts others are wearing are total wankers.

Agreed. Yes. Just because I choose not to be "that guy" doesn't mean you can't.
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What is even geekier....wearing "retro" concert t-shirts you have picked up at Wal Mart and wearing them to a concert (like you were EVER old enought to see Floyd in concert).
just recently i saw an eight year old wearing a classic ac/dc shirt. after i thought how the band members could be his grandfather, i wondered if he actually liked the band or bought it to be cool or something.
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yes. when i was at my duran duran concert in nashville i saw people walking around in tee shirts from the 1983 tour and 1993 tour (as well as shirts from the current tour) and i just couldn't help but roll my eyes. are we supposed to bow down and go "oh my god you've been a fan since (insert whatever year is applicable here), you're obviously a bigger fan than me?!"

I really don't think that's why the majority wear the shirts though. I mean, if they are at a Duran Duran concert, they obviously like Duran Duran, so it's not surprising that they have a Duran Duran shirt...and what better place to wear a Duran Duran shirt than to...a Duran Duran concert!

I don't know...I've just never understood why people think it's such a negative thing.
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I really don't think that's why the majority wear the shirts though. I mean, if they are at a Duran Duran concert, they obviously like Duran Duran, so it's not surprising that they have a Duran Duran shirt...and what better place to wear a Duran Duran shirt than to...a Duran Duran concert!

I don't know...I've just never understood why people think it's such a negative thing.

Bonochick is right on!

On the other hand, I think some people wear a shirt as a conversation starter. Picture this: you're at a U2 show and you're walking around checking out the crowd, noticing t-shirts and you stumble upon Mikal wearing his/her Michael Bolton t-shirt. One's first instinct might be to laugh , but I'm more likely to stop and talk to Mikal because I've never met a Michael Bolton fan before and I want to know the story behind the shirt.
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I really don't think that's why the majority wear the shirts though. I mean, if they are at a Duran Duran concert, they obviously like Duran Duran, so it's not surprising that they have a Duran Duran shirt...and what better place to wear a Duran Duran shirt than to...a Duran Duran concert!

I don't know...I've just never understood why people think it's such a negative thing.
I think that's the point. If you are at a Duran Duran concert or a U2 concert, it should be a given that you like said band or you wouldn't be there in the first place so there is no need to wear a t-shirt advertising that fact. It becomes sort of redundant.

I voted no but of course people can wear whatever they want to concerts.
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I think that's the point. If you are at a Duran Duran concert or a U2 concert, it should be a given that you like said band or you wouldn't be there in the first place so there is no need to wear a t-shirt advertising that fact. It becomes sort of redundant.

To me, it's all about just getting into the spirit...like listening to a band's music while driving to the concert.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:48 PM   #30
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The question is:

Is it ok to wear ANOTHER BAND's shirt at a show???

(I wear a Beatles shirt to some show's (except U2 shows), cuz the people there won't say s**t... I mean , it's the Beatles!!)
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