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I am the Arm:

I think it could be. Thoughts???
eric o:

Often a sign of "I ran out of clean / almost clean/ not disgusting shirts on tour."

If you're wearing it to other bands shows... I dunno. You're in LA, the land of self-promotion. What do you think?
chiXpoXparty:

I dunno. Is it lame to listen to blast your own music in the car with the windows down, and at red lights yell to people on the sidewalk, "this is meeee! This is my band!" I'll let others be the judge of that.
ida slapter:

Yes, always. doesn't matter how bad your laundry pile is.
Tor:

If you're Marc Bolan it's perfectly acceptable. Otherwise it's a very ill advised idea.http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x176/larryhardy/images.jpeg
Jack Stands:

This came up a long time ago on here; pretty interesting arguments.
However, I would point out that whatever you decide to do "in performance or not", examples include Iron Maiden, Ramones, Motorhead...
Jack Stands:

Ah, yes, I remember now...
http://www.goner-records.com/board/index.php?action=vthread&forum=4&to pic=27833
leftpeg:

Just do some t-shirt swapping back stage. Or on stage.
Lemmy and Samantha Fox
jahna:

Wear whatever you damn well please. Rules are for losers.
Scott:

Why would I wanna wear some other band's crappy shirt?!?
Mark Beef:

jahna hit the nail on the head. plus fashion rules are even stupider. Fuck You, Mr Blackwell!
jahna:

caveat: some fashion rules are worth following. Like wearing clothing in public is a good idea and I probably shouldn't go bra-less at work. otherwise, and especially on stage, fuck it. all bets are off.
Spacecase Records:

Some people can just pull it off.
ida slapter:

Greta Brinkman in American Hardcore wearing her own bands shirt fucking synched it for me. I am unbending on it (with the exception of say Lost Sounds all wearing the same Rat's Brains shirts on stage ala it being stage clothing) I just feel like you have enough clothing to be able to work out some variety there...
I am the Arm:

great points here...I was drunk and going thru merch and found some shirts that we werent selling cuz they were ripped or damaged or whatever. I was thinking about wearing one then I posted this. I don't dig rules on clothes but, I figure this one is touchy. anywho... here it is. PROMOTION ALERT!!!

http://waytogogenius.bandcamp.com/merch/way-to-go-genius-t-shirt
Mark Beef:

8th grade synched it for me. I am unbending on this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb-UMmfFjws
leftpeg:

The definitive answer.

Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee
nickg:

i dont have a shirt from a single one of my bands, but i've always wanted one. there were even a couple cool ones!

here's another one: should you wear the shirt of a band while attending that band's show? i remember being super excited for a NASHVILLE PUSSY show a while back, wore the shirt all day at school. a teacher spotted the "let them eat pussy" almost immediately and made me cover it with duct tape. i was such a badass, and now everyone could tell. later at the show, i noticed all my older, cooler friends seemed sort of embarrassed or awkward upon greeting. even timebomb tom kind of averted his eyes when i came to pay at the door. finally my buddy josh tells me its not cool to be wearing a shirt of the band you are seeing, and i am officially
"that guy...and you never want to be 'THAT GUY.'" oh well.
leftpeg:

finally my buddy josh tells me its not cool to be wearing a shirt of the band you are seeing

The flipside of this would be going to see Iron Maiden or something like that, where you would wear their shirts and other gear with pride.
tigerblinds:

Yeah, everytime I've ever tried to wear a bands shirt to a show I've been forced to take it off, because I'm "that guy"....the only exception was the time I wore a Reatards shirt to a Lost Sounds show...first of all, different band! Secondly I had been wearing the shirt all week to the point where it was starting to yellow. Thirdly, I didn't have any close friends with me to get embarassed.

Jay was a year younger than me...I couldn't see why I can't support the younger generation. Also I was on a roll with that shirt.
Dammit Dave:

its not cool to be wearing a shirt of the band you are seeing

A possible exception is if it's really old and faded and from their first album or something, proving you've been a fan from the beginning.
Janderass:

There's Way To Go Genius shirts? I want one.
tigerblinds:

I almost wore my New Bomb Turks shirt to the New Bomb Turks/Clone Defects show in Columbus last year....it has the Crypt Records Logo on the back of it...I got talked out of it however, and I'm about to give it to a girl in Germany.
bazooka joe:

Our leader has spoken.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iTpuMLnCdZ8/UbF8SA1LFRI/AAAAAAAAJgw/8hsY_7RT NZs/s1600/OBLIVIANS.jpg

https://31.media.tumblr.com/33d90af2b40330feeea80d5482c2ae92/tumblr_in line_n3dug4KtK71rmfos6.jpg

http://maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Eric_true_sons_ of_thunder_gonerfest8_KCC_1254.jpg

http://kandicook.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/true_sons_of_thunder_gone rfest8_kcc_1177.jpg?w=788
Dammit Dave:

I'm about to give it to a girl in Germany.

That's great but what are you going to do with the t-shirt?!? Ba-dump-cha! I'llbehereallweekthankyougoodnight!
eric o:

Band or brand, Joe?

I would wear my TSOT shirt with the lightning bolts & banjitar if I could find the thing.
tigerblinds:

^ Look behind all of the neon color GONER tank tops that didn't get sold at that chilly Gonerfest 8.
bazooka joe:

Band or brand, Joe?

I would wear my TSOT shirt with the lightning bolts & banjitar if I could find the thing.



Either! I need some Black Gladiator shirts. Someone's gotta wear one.
bazooka joe:

is it lame to wear sweats to the show? i considered it for tonight.
Jesse Garon:

not if it's THIS SHOW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na9ZZ4ZjVa8
tigerblinds:

I've seen Richard Simmons wearing his own shirt...no joke.

I wore a Jeff Evans shirt in Cbus this past weekend....the thought did cross my mind that maybe I was pushing it.
Mullett:

Often a sign of "I ran out of clean / almost clean/ not disgusting shirts on tour."

There are only 2 reasons for someone in a band to where his/her own shirt & that is one of them. The other is you're Lemmy.
Tim Teabag:

The other is you're Lemmy.

Bravo! Lemmy is probably one of the only people on earth who can wear his own band's t-shirt and not look like a self-promoting douchebag.
ida slapter:

When the whole band is wearing them...

http://www.punknroll.com/PunknRoll%20Html/Punk%20n%20Roll%20Pictures%2 0Lost%20Sounds.html
jahna:

I stand by what I said before.

I'll add -- really, if your band is really seriously good, no one will think you're a douche for wearing your own shirt. If your band sucks, well, doesn't matter what you wear, 'cause it won't make up for being shitty.

Brass tacks, folks. It's not the clothes that make the band...
tniemiec:

We like our shirts, and we're in love with both of our logos. Although I didn't wear any of my Gizmos shirts at our Midwest shows this month, some of the others did, and I thought "That's Cool, I Respect You More". I'll be bringing non-Gizmos shirts to our upcoming shows including GONERFEST, but I think it depends a lot on other factors anyway, like what's going on that day...
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