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Old 07-19-2005, 07:01 PM   #21
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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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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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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!!)
Definitely ok. Wear whatever you want. If you want to wear plaid pants with a striped shirt, do it. If you want to wear a Henry Rollins tee to a U2 show, do it (but be careful).
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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.
I doubt many eight-year-olds are fully in control of purchasing their own wardrobes. I'm guessing an adult got it for him, which I think is actually pretty cool. If I had kids, I'd definitely buy them some throw-back rock concert shirts.

And to give my opinion on the other question, I think it's great to wear other band's shirts to concerts. I had a really interesting conversation with a girl at the Stereophonics show about Placebo (I was wearing a Placebo shirt). I like showing that I'm a fan of other bands, and you never know what conversations will get started or what other fans you'll meet.
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like i said, I'm fine w/ people wearing a shirt of the band they are about to see live.

It's similar to tailgating b4 the show and everyone is blasting the group's music from their cars. you hear the same group but a different song every 7 feet. I'm cool with that too. I think it helps the vibe.
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I cant believe people actually think about this kind of crap, like if its right or wrong to wear a U2 shirt at a U2 concert. This has never even crossed my mind.. Who cares, wear whatever you want, support the band with your shirt.
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It's only not okay if you're going to wear a really old band tee shirt and lord it over everyone because you were into them first.

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Where else would you wear it?

Which is more appropriate: a Boy T-Shirt at work or at a U2 gig? Makes more sense to wear it at the gig, where people actually know what the shirt is about.

Wear it where you want, when you want.

Who gives a damn?
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Since I rarely pay attention to what other people are wearing, unless it's almost nothing, I see nothing wrong with wearing the band's shirt to the show and have done so many times and I'm fully aware that I'm not cool.
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On the other hand, I think some people wear a shirt as a conversation starter.

A note to the Single ladies (or others )...this is a great way to draw attention from guys/others (wearing a band T-shirt to another band's concert/show). It makes small talk really easy for guys who are not good at "small talk" (for example: MUSIC GEEKS).

T-shirts as Ice breakers!

Mikal - WHO KNEW that your Michael Bolton shirt was FUNCTIONAL FASHION?//???/?//???

WHO? Tell me?!
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Depends on what show? if its an indie rock show then its absolutely forbidden, if its clay aiken its required. If its U2 - somewhere in between, but i think that i'd stick with another band's shirt.
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A note to the Single ladies (or others )...this is a great way to draw attention from guys/others (wearing a band T-shirt to another band's concert/show). It makes small talk really easy for guys who are not good at "small talk" (for example: MUSIC GEEKS).

T-shirts as Ice breakers!

Mikal - WHO KNEW that your Michael Bolton shirt was FUNCTIONAL FASHION?//???/?//???

WHO? Tell me?!
Thank you, Zoney! As I am a shy, music geek, you put my thoughts into words.
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