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« on: June 22, 2011, 10:45:59 pm »
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As noted, I saw Lemuria yesterday. I have a Lemuria shirt and usually I just throw on the first shirt I picked out of my clean laundry basket for the day. That happened to be the one I put on yesterday. I didn't notice until I was about to leave for the show. Even though they were the first opener I'm glad I caught it as I changed into a Thermals shirt. It may have been a complete coincidence but...

Of course once I was there I saw a more than a few people breaking the rule in Against Me! shirts, though all appeared to be in high school. None at the bar.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 11:05:19 pm »
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Feel free to let us in on what the hell you're talking about at any time, BRTD
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 11:07:13 pm »
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He's talking about wearing band shirts of the band you're going to see and how that is wrong.  He is correct, it is wrong.

Of course once I was there I saw a more than a few people breaking the rule in Against Me! shirts, though all appeared to be in high school. None at the bar.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 11:14:06 pm »
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When I went to see MCR last month, I wore a Black Veil Brides shirt. But yeah, it's a cardinal sin to wear the band's shirt to that band's show, in my book.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 11:14:43 pm »
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Should this apply to merch people? Because Against Me!'s merch girl was wearing a Minor Threat shirt but some sort of skirt with a Lemuria patch sewed in. I'd argue that they are exempt though since they probably have a limited wardrobe on tour.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 11:17:30 pm »
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If I had a dollar for every time those concerns crossed my mind... I'd be about $3 short on being able to buy a large latte Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 11:18:14 pm »
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One time I bought a shirt from Kohls, and the next week I saw a rather nasty kid at my school wearing the exact shirt. I never put it on and gave it away to Goodwill last week.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 11:18:56 pm »
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When I went to see MCR last month, I wore a Black Veil Brides shirt. But yeah, it's a cardinal sin to wear the band's shirt to that band's show, in my book.

So you wore the shirt of a band that is even worse and manages to somehow look more even stupid?

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 11:19:23 pm »
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One time I bought a shirt from Kohls, and the next week I saw a rather nasty kid at my school wearing the exact shirt. I never put it on and gave it away to Goodwill last week.

I don't care if you're serious or if that was a gimmick post, but I love it.  I think I'm going to have to sig that.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 11:19:36 pm »
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No, it shouldn't apply to the merch people. (assuming they work for the band and are not locals)
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 11:20:45 pm »
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One time I bought a shirt from Kohls, and the next week I saw a rather nasty kid at my school wearing the exact shirt. I never put it on and gave it away to Goodwill last week.

I don't care if you're serious or if that was a gimmick post, but I love it.  I think I'm going to have to sig that.
I'm actually being completely serious. It was a shirt referencing to Twinkies, and I just got a sick feeling in my stomach when I saw this kid wearing the shirt. Trust me, if you saw him, you'd have the same reaction.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 11:23:00 pm »
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No, it shouldn't apply to the merch people. (assuming they work for the band and are not locals)

Yeah I've seen bands on tour together wear each others' shirts before, it's probably this kind of thing. It looks pathetic though if someone wears their own band's shirt.
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2011, 12:05:17 am »
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He's talking about wearing band shirts of the band you're going to see and how that is wrong.  He is correct, it is wrong.

Ah, I don't pay attention to such things when at concerts.  Sorry.  I guess that mean's I'm "that guy," but I don't think I've ever worn a band shirt to go anywhere.  The only ones I own I just wear around the house... vacuuming and stuff.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2011, 01:50:00 am »
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I've never owned a band t-shirt... it always screamed 'tragic' to me.
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2011, 01:51:43 am »
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I have never broken the rule thankfully.
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2011, 03:04:54 am »
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Who needs shirts, when you look like this?

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2011, 03:40:47 am »
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You've turned into quite the flamer lately, Inks.
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2011, 05:28:39 am »
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Anybody who wears any kind of band shirt at any time will always be "that guy" to me.
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2011, 07:05:34 am »
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When I went to see MCR last month, I wore a Black Veil Brides shirt. But yeah, it's a cardinal sin to wear the band's shirt to that band's show, in my book.

So you wore the shirt of a band that is even worse and manages to somehow look more even stupid?


I bought the shirt about 6 months ago and I was really into their music at the time, but I agree that they look like Motley Cre got caught in a trailerpark tornado. Plus their last album was garbage and I'm not really into them any more.
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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2011, 07:08:14 am »
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They're actually too lame looking to even be Motley Crue, they're more Britny Fox
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2011, 07:10:23 am »
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They're actually too lame looking to even be Motley Crue, they're more Britny Fox

IIRC, Britny Fox didn't even wear black.

EDIT: Yeah not really.

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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2011, 07:57:50 am »
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True, but if we're talking in relative terms Crue is still massively cooler than Britny Fox

They all suck compared to WASP, though!!
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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2011, 08:23:20 am »
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I went to see mewithoutYou in Oneonta in April 24 2009.  I wore a George Carlin t-shirt and jeans, but one friend I was with was wearing a mwY shirt.  remembering BRTD, I made him promise me that he would wear his sweatshirt over the t-shirt for the duration of the show, which he did.  I got back into Ithaca around 1am on the 25th, bought a pack of Virginia Blends (had been smoking Smooths all night and the menthol was really starting to tick me off), made a failed pea soup (since referred to as 'pea mush' - it looked terrible but tasted ok), consumed it in the common quad of Cornell's Townhouses-H, and went to bed around 4am.  I believe I bowled for charity the next day and it was unseasonably warm.
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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2011, 01:54:20 pm »
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I've never owned a band t-shirt... it always screamed 'tragic' to me.

I would have to agree.  The only band t-shirt I own is a Death Cab For Cuties one, and I only bought it because it was in a Thai second hand market.  Somehow I thought that made it worthwhile.  And anyway it was only a dollar.

I do have an Okie Nooding T-shirt however, purchased at a screening, and consider that something special.
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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2011, 03:52:41 pm »
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Yeah, count me as another who doesn't have any band t-shirts.

I wouldn't mind one or two, I guess.
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