What to wear… and what not to wear to a rock show
I’m a fan of reason. Answering a “why?” question with “just because” or “well that’s the way it’s always been” doesn’t fly with me. And that kills me because my answers to the two following questions are as follows:
- Q: .Should you wear a band’s t-shirt to that same band’s show?
- Q:.Why not?
What’s worse is that I see no issue with a sports fan wearing his chosen team’s jersey to their games. Red Sox fan going to Fenway? A Big Papi jersey fits. Packer’s fan headed to Lambeau? Go nuts with your Aaron Rodgers gear.
So now I’m not only abandoning reason, I’m also a double standard loving hypocrite. Awesome.
What To Wear – Keep it Dark and Simple
A loud and smokey club where you’ve got a 50/50 shot of getting beer dumped on you is no time for your favorite blazer. Let’s keep it basic and not completely over-think this. Something like this getup seems to do just fine:
- Untucked Black or Grey Fitted 1MX. Sleeves rolled up if it’s warm in there
- A slim, Dark Grey, deep red, or dark green Calvin Klein T-shirt
- Dark (but not black) denim
- Some not dressed up but not woods ready can-handle-some-beer-spillage Black Boots
- A casual watch with a lighter dial or striped band to prevent anyone from mistaking you for a theater tech.
I know, easy. And notice there’s no “concert tee of the band you’re seeing” suggestion in there.
The Question Still Remains…
But why can’t you wear your favorite band’s shirt to the show? Every band has a merch table with $20 (or more) shirts. I almost bought one at a Black Joe Lewis show the other night, but I blew my cash at the bar & didn’t want to pay the $3.50 fee to use the in-the-club tiny ATM. If I would have, I guarantee I wouldn’t have worn it to their next show.
Why is that? Is there a double standard when it comes to sports teams and their fans? What about women? Can they pull off the concert t-shirt at the show look? Why is this even a “rule?” Leave your take below…