Is it tacky to wear the shirt of your own band in concerts or is a badge of honor for the musician who takes time on the road and has been too busy rocking that has lost all the shirts packed up for the tour? What do you think? Read more and join in the conversation.
I think that the “Armageddon It” by Def Leppard video was the first time that I was aware of see a type of a band wearing a shirt of his own group. I was just a child, and left me perplexed, and continues still puzzling me. I mean, I think that one thing is that you’re touring and a fan of overly euphoric vomit like a bazooka on your chest minutes before reaching the stage. Then you are forced to find something relatively clean and search in box merchandising might be your only option.
But Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, clearly changed that shirt before the filming of the video. It was completely intentional. Was he concerned if the 50000 fans that awaited him weren’t sure which band overly known, with one of the best-selling albums in the history of rock, had paid paid to see?Or is it that I didn’t want to damage one of their t-shirts by cutting off the sleeves to put it then in their cut jeans? We will never know.
But we do know this: it is not the only member of this club. Surely you’ve seen local bands singers do the same. Perhaps they think that it is how to write the name of your group in the hype of the battery, but it is more effective, because it is in continuous movement and in the foreground of the scene. Or maybe the rest of the band you want to secretly singer to stop wearing their t-shirts, because it is ridiculous and affects the sales of merchandising.
What do you think? Is it tacky to wear the shirt of your own band in concerts or is a badge of honor for the musician who takes time on the road and has been too busy rocking that has lost all the shirts packed up for the tour? Do you have photos of artists carrying your own t-shirt? Share them with us, too!