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If you've stopped, when did you stop and why?
Tell 'em what you like by wearing a tshirt!
But I don't dress particularly well (despite Georgia @ Thread.com's best efforts)
Only got a couple in regular rotation now, since I buy them at gigs and mostly can't be arsed with those any more. The older ones are now house or gym clothes because they're knackered.
Less than I used to on accounts of not going to as many gigs as I used to
First in aaaaaaaaaaages, I've forgotten what you're meant to do there.
But I haven't bought one in quite some time.
The last two times I bought band merchandise, I chose mugs over shirts.
But don't buy many these days as I don't go to as many gigs and when I do the t-shirts are usually shit.
and I'm at work.
if they're nice looking t-shirts
that's the only reason anyone wears them, right?
I have a few jazz/blues shirts which I've gotten in the last year but no rock stuff.
Generally now I just buy plain black t-shirts.
A Deerhoof one I bought last night.
I try to avoid ones that just have a band name these days. I like ones where it's a nice design on the t-shirt and doesn't blatantly go "I FUCKING LOVE SLAYER" or something.
Also, band t-shirts with stuff printed on the back can do one. Awful looking things.
Still waiting for the return of long sleeve t shirts
I go to less gigs and so I buy fewer t-shirts
So therefore I don't wear a band t-shirt that often.
I have a Low t-shirt (circa The Great Destroyer) that I wear to bed or around the house.
1 Wu Tang
It'd be like p-niks listing what 'Spoons she's been to.
They're both DIY bands my friends are members of so showing #support - not sure if this is the same as going around in a H&M Black Glag or Joy Division shirt.
I'm sure I can pick up some indie points somewhere here, sort me out.
Bet you have a The Who top on
not even sure why, but they really rub me the wrong way
and i don't *hate* them
But they're fine for indoor/sleepwear.
Wear all my old gig tees whilst training
Can't think of any greater insult for someone then getting their ass kicked by a guy wearing a good shoes/ Johnny foreigner/los camp t shirt
still regularly wear
Built to Spill
Explosions in the Sky
not sure there are many band I'd buy one for. the whole idea feels a bit weird, now. think I'd only do it for especially iconic or obscure bands, or bands that chimed with me in a way deeper than music.
a Suicide t-shirt
a Flying Saucer Attack t-shirt
a The Ex t-shirt
a Mount Eerie t-shirt
probably don't do them.
only a small number but still quite a bit more nowadays than I used to
ones that I currently actively wear:
Dillinger Escape Plan
The World Is A Beautiful Place..
Public Enemy (lol)
do you wear it out in public?
I wear clothes. Some of them have musicians on them.
Haven't bought any clothes for a while, mind.
Because they all fell apart and I didn't get any new ones.
usually when i already have all their records and wanna help them eat
mainly round the house anyway
own few shirts that aren't band t-shirts
even though they all fit me really badly
Band t shirt purchase you're most embarrassed about?
I have a Manics one that said "BRAINDEAD MOTHERFUCKER" on the front. What a rebel.
'A Shitty band with an awesome plan' on the front
a giraffe, a love heart, etc.
The Mickey Mouse hands glow in the dark. I don't know what I was thinking (I do, I was pissed).
Wore it out on my 19th birthday where I drank a load of testtube shots in Metros in Cardiff and was sick all over myself. Threw it in the washing machine along with my jeans when I got home, and somehow, the orange material which made up the pockets of the jeans managed to run and turned the t-shirt a pale peach colour. Probably for the best.
My main rotation at the moment is a neutral milk hotel gramophone head, man or astroman, a mount eerie non mount eerie shirt of a giant black bird, a smashing pumpkins one from my youth. Going to get all the other nmh ones before they stop existing. Also tempted by the blue album one I've seen. Wish there was a loveless album cover one on a loveless album coloured shirt.
(for the love of god, don't get this one)
pretty much the only t-shirts I own. Better than walking round with some random numbers on, a make name/logo, a place I have never been, or just something wacky. Most are pretty old now but still buy a few a year if i see a nice one at a gig.
where can i get it from?
Had it bought for me as a present at Primavera. It was €35 which is pricey for a band t-shirt. I love it though.
an AnCo one with an upside-down pink ballerina on.
once served a girl who had the same t-shirt, told her as much (wasn't wearing mine at the time). don't know if she was embarassed or what. I would like to say that she was taken aback by a good looking person happening to be as cool as her and saying hi, but I think it would be hubristic to make such a claim.
Was working in the college bar and he came in wearing a Jane's Addiction t-shirt. Immediately started asking about Jane's and talking about 'Ritual De Lo Habitual' and we've been friends ever since. Serendipity!
Normally just wear them if:
-Hanging out at home
Mostly because I think it's a great way of supporting smaller artists/labels and, y'know, everyone needs t-shirts. Plus it's often a good conversation starter at clubs/gigs/festivals etc.
Sometimes I buy them just cos I really want something on a t-shirt (like my Hatful of Hollow one for example).
Today I am wearing my LuckyMe one which has DJ Yolo Bear on the back :D
Boards of Canada
Pink Floyd (Division Bell, Dark Side of the Moon)
David Bowie (Man Who Sold The World high kick)
Their shirts are much better than their music imho
This one: http://www.tshirtsville.com/acatalog/grateful_dead_tshirt_steal_your_trippy_3236.gif
I'd really like this one: https://www.infinitee-designs.com/t-shirts/sites/t-shirts/files/inspiration-mens-t-shirt-tie-dye-magenta-3.jpg
Probably rotate them daily if I could
The other ones barely get a look in
Atari Teenage Riot one is going strong.
Explosions in the Sky and Johnny Foreigner tees are just too damn small. Think I bought them in a very optimistic mood...
Really hard to find.
Here's the logo: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617WNTK5PTL.jpg
Lol, sick burn all of you babies.
"no because i'm not a needy baby who needs validation"
unless bootleg wu tang tshirts count
in which case yes i am a needy baby but only at the gym/when i go to sleep
nothing wrong with a bit of validation. the world is a lonely place, and it's nice to get a nod or a word of friendly solidarity now and then.
plus, I figure most people forget they're even wearing them. how often do you get people actually rocking up like that.
although when you find yourself in the right vegetarian café/gig venue, four or five people might want to be your friend because of your HEALTH t-shirt.
because I was wearing the tee shirt after a football game, and that was nice.
Although at the time I did feel like I was being called out for 'only wearing it because it was cool' a bit, which while I know it wasn't your intention, the way you said 'So do you actually Like Daniel Johnston, or...?' did make it seem a bit that way :D
my memory is appalling these days. I vaguely remember that?
if it sounded like I was talking to you like you were wearing a Topshop Slayer t-shirt, it was probably attempted banter. thank you, band t-shirts, for enhancing our lives once more!
It didn't bother me, but it did make me laugh! :)
because you're basically projecting an image all the time
anything nice that you wear is seeking validation
You're only a child if you can't work out when they're not appropriate.
I've become more discerning, as in will no longer buy one if the design is shite just because I like the band but I need some t shirts in life and I'd rather give the money to bands I like than to Topman or whatever. Luckily most bands do seem to be putting more effort in than the dark days of shapeless, heavy cotton black t shirts with awful plasticky printing that fades after a wash.
Where do people stand on shirts of bands that aren't really your era? Generally I find it a bit annoying but as a massive hypocrite I also have a Cocteau Twins and a Cheap Trick shirt.
I was hoping someone would be able to elucidate why it irked me a bit because I can't.
"everyone suddenly loves the Ramones" phase. So yeah, maybe? As I say, total bullshit on my part. Just remembered that until very recently I had a Springsteen shirt from the year I was born.
between being a young Iron Maiden fan who has a tee shirt
buying an Iron Maiden replica from H&M because it's deemed in at the time.
Dre, the chronic
that was actually from primark so idk. Although I have seen them so that's ok maybe?
I've come to the conclusion that I was being irrational/a knob. There was some little squirt who used to wear a Led Zeppelin shirt around college and I hated him, that band and his stupid t shirt. I think I've been carrying that around for like a decade and a bit.
Was looking at getting a Wet Nuns t-shirt just today. Want one before they run out forever.
The only ones I wear now are the XL sized shirts, as I am now too fat to get into the rest. I literally have a bag full of small and medium sized band t shirts that I haven't had the heart to chuck out despite putting on a few pounds.
So now its:
1 x J Dilla t shirt
1x Pavement t shirt
1x No Age t shirt
which google doesn't seem to remember.
and likewise, pretty upset i don't any more.
shirt pretty much every day of my life
A couple of months back when Queen Kwong played a run of free shows in London I bought a shirt off her but was too drunk to process that she was trying to tell me that it was a tiny girl's shirt until I'd already got it home. It's outrageous and has never been worn.
I bought a shirt at a show in Tokyo for this band Downy who I really love but of course it's not advisable to walk around London in a t shirt that says 'Downy' on it.
Cos (the ones I buy) tend to have better designs on than the stuff you see in the high street. Plus supports a band I like.
and which bands do the best?
Best types are when they've done something interesting and not just put a badly printed album cover on and just the band name and nothing else. I really like ones that aren't obviously band tees but then other fans notice and comment, that's always nice.
mewithoutYou do really nice T-Shirts with good designs that link to the music without resorting to album covers etc.
Also, Flaming Lips.
Radiohead aren't bad either.
There was a photographer at the venue taking lots of pics of drunken people dancing, and it was some kind of indie night. The photographer walked up to me and said "I *have* to take a picture of you, that's the most indie t-shirt I have ever seen".
Made me think of this now because it's quite a nice t-shirt – I don't generally like the ones that basically just have the band's name on them or whatever.
I would just pick them up at gigs, only if they were decent. So really they just looked like t-shirts with any old logo on it. Sometimes get a nice kick out of someone saying "nice t-shirt mate" if you had some obscure Japanese noisecore band on it. I don't have that many now, a few record label ones, some faded old ones. I just get cheap packs of plain t-shirts.
Don't wear t-shirts in general as much as I used to, but still have a lot of time for this kind of thing.
Cure number right now.
All the time. Unfortunately, most offerings at gigs are are fucking terrible, though. So very disappointing when you see a great band and wanna buy one of their tees but their designs are utter mince. Or... they're ok, but more than £15. Jog on, chancers.
YOU NEED SATAN MORE THAN HE NEEDS YOU
(Yup, also still waiting for the long-sleeved comeback. Get to it, greebos.)
RIDDLES (friend's band)
Used to have a red Weezer one that I loved, and a grey Swans one, oh and a Girl Band one which I've lost :(
That's a great t-shirt. I wish I'd bought one.
I miss my No Age t-shirt...it disintegrated
still have A place to bury strangers and Tamaryn ones which I wear sometimes
and I bought this After Dark jumper recently, but I don't really think of it as a band thing:
got a nice new Chelsea Wolfe one the other day, with the record.
a white one with this on it:
would have preferred it in white with black print, but nevermind.
May pick one of those up at the next show
Got this American Football one delivered a couple of weeks ago. It's a new favourite.
I really want that rainbow No Age one but its totally out of print : (
Gives them some nice authenticity, plus it is survival of the fittest as the really shoddy ones end up dying.
I had some lovely ones - Converge and Mclusky ones were top for a while. Losing a few stone after my prime late teens / early 20s gig-going days meant a lot ended up in the bin.
Pretty much all I wear to be tbh. Lots still going strong. My No Age rainbow print and Deerhunter Weird Era tshirts are on regular rotation.
Which Deerhunter t-shirt is that? I've got three and they're very hard to find. Wouldn't mind owning this one myself:
and has a childlike drawing of their on stage set up with giant speakers everywhere
got a naff beastie boys one on now
how do you like that
I sort of use them as memento's of gigs I've been to, as a result I have a ridiculous number of them. My favourite is probably the Rolo Tomassi one which I bought at Rota over 10 years ago (incredibly it's still in good shape).
But it's actually a Sonic the Hedgehog t-shirt.
"today I am sponsored by "
Wish I still had my old school bosstones one: http://www.the-rudy.com/images/mmbosstones_motorhead_f.jpg it fell apart few years ago. I wore it to death though.
I am rocking my Arnocorps one today.
T-shirt related anecdote: once worked this awful job with hundreds of temps. Noticed one of them wore the sufjan Michigan tee, thought I might have something in common, so one day said I had the Illinoise equivalent, their look of total disgust made me realise I just shouldn't talk to people and that the world is not how the sonic youth dirty boots video led me to believe
You should have found a loose thread and run with it.