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Is this acceptable for anyone other than Iron Maiden?
but I'm pretty sure you can't buy the t-shirts they wear.
Here comes the abuse!
in the olden days.
whether it has things like the band name on it.
Apart from that time Evan Dando wore a Lemonheads t-shirt the other year.
you'll already be at the show, already a fan.
..one of them was wearing one of their tees last week. does it matter?
It's the internet man, does any of it matter?
which I think makes it okay. Plus the fact that they're more "I'm glad you're a live" t-shirts than they are Mae Shi t-shirts.
forgot to get me one of them last week d'oh
but decided that 99 out of 100 times, I'd just be being insincere.
I'm already doing Gutter Twins on wednesday, and was thinking about Howlin Rain on friday...dunno if can afford more than one gig with my lack of money.
when they run out of clean clothes, can't be arsed getting stuff washed and have a large box of clean tees in their van.
What about the grey area of wearing the SUPPORT band's t-shirt?
If you bought it there.
However the word "merch" still grates.
i just thinking if you're gunna spend a load of money getting t-shirts screen printed you may as well get a shirt out it, its no where near as uncool as the conversation you're having about what bands should and shouldn't wear.
Seriously, who gives a fuck about what band members are wearing? Yeah what a group of tossers they wore their own shirts lol
why not? Better than going on stage shirtless.
has taken to doing this during encores. Not impressed.
I thought it was a shame too. He also said something about 'having to do this shit because nobody buys CDs anymore' or something when I saw him
Unless you're Craig Nicholls.
... if you are 'DEVO', and the merch is a red plastic 'power dome' and yellow rippable boiler suit.
the scene bands that have their own clothing lines, like Good Charlotte and Angels and Airwaves type people.
Like when GC had all that "MADE" merchandise, it was just cringe-worthy.
Not only should the band not wear their own t-shirts, neither should you wear one at their gig. Band t-shirts for other bands are acceptable, especially if there is an interesting/surprising contrast/connection with the band on stage.