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February 7th, 2005

Hello, my lovelies... @ 01:34 pm

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I've been thinking a lot about the Boston show I'll be going to, and I've always gotten mixed responses about this topic, so I thought I'd ask you guys and see what you all think (because we all know that nothing matters more than the opinion of U2 fans, hehe).

So, what do we think:

Wearing a U2 shirt at a U2 concert (or really any band shirt at said band's concert)
GOOD or BAD?
 
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From:arcmorality
Date:February 7th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I've heard this one before. Apparently its nerdy to wear a U2 shirt at a U2 gig. Well if that's a case I look forward to being a nerd. :-P
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From:canadanne
Date:February 7th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)
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I saw loads of people wearing different U2 T-shirts on the Elevation tour, and I thought it was awesome. It shows you're a proper fan, and it's fun to spot people wearing shirts from each era. But I wouldn't really know if it's considered "fashionable" or whatever.

I haven't yet decided what T-shirt I'll wear to one of the Vertigo shows, but it'll probably be my Passengers one. (I do have a U2 Elevation shirt but I'm not that keen on the design. If I had something from, say, the ZooTV tour I wouldn't hesitate to wear it at a show.)
From:prettygolucky
Date:February 7th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
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I'd say good. I've almost always made it a point to wear a shirt of the band I'm seeing live. So if that makes me a nerd, so be it. I'm already a nerd anyway, so no harm, no foul.
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From:malaria
Date:February 7th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
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I've heard from supposed hipsters that it's lame to wear a band shirt to that band's concert, but I've never cared - I've always felt that wearing their shirt shows that I support them - I've proudly worn U2 shirts to the three concerts I've attended, and I'm highly considering *making* shirts to wear to my next two :)
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From:samuti
Date:February 7th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
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That's pretty much how I feel too :) I'm actually in the process of reconstructing my huge Elevation tee into a girlier and funkier style top :P What I say is, it's your life, wear whatever the hell you like and HAVE FUN! :D
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From:siorai_gra_
Date:February 7th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
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I've heard it's dorky..but I'd do it anyway. I haven't done it at a U2 show, but I have to another band. I dont know if I am going to, but I might. It's representin. haha
From:sassy_grrrl
Date:February 7th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
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I, personally, don't wear a concert t-shirt of the band i'm seeing...but at a U2 concert the rules don't apply. So wear it proudly! :-)
From:_crimson_nails
Date:February 7th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
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haha amen!
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From:arashi_soul
Date:February 7th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
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A lot of people don't think much of it, but generally, it's considered to be kinda lame. Personally, I'm one of the people who don't think much of it, but hey, go with your gut. If being considered "lame" matters to you, then play it safe and don't wear a band shirt. But if being considered "lame" doesn't matter, then go nuts.

As for "supporting" or "representing" a band by wearing their t-shirt, aren't you already "supporting" the band by buying tickets to and attending their concert?
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 7th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
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I don't understand why it is considered lame. I am almost 38 yrs old and have been to quite a few concerts and have never had anyone mention anything like that before in my life.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 7th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
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My guess? The people calling the people with old concerts shirts lame? They are jealous cuz they dont actually have an old concert shirt to wear....
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From:arashi_soul
Date:February 7th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Er, that might be a small part of it. My guess, though, would be that, to some people, wearing a band shirt to a concert is tacky. Now, this isn't my opinion, but think about it this way: You bought the tickets, you came to the concert. You're obviously there for a reason. Either you're a hardcore fan, or you're a curious newb, but again, you're there for a reason. Why is it necessary to declare your fandom when you're already at the concert? To set yourself a part from the "curious newbs"? To let other fans know you're a better fan than they are? Wanting to support one's favorite band is an admirable gesture, sure, but I somehow doubt that everyone who wears a band shirt to a concert is trying to do that. So yeah, my guess would be that the "haters" think wearing a band shirt is lame because, to them, it's unnecessary and even a little tacky.

I reiterate that this is not my opinion. I don't really care what people wear to a concerts. I'm only attempting to see things from the other side.
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From:bostondave
Date:February 7th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Concert going snobs will tell you that its in bad taste to wear a U2 shirt to a U2 concert. However wearing the t-shirt of another band is cool. Go figure.

I personally don't follow this "rule" all the time since its only a matter of taste.

You should wear whatever you want to wear. Who cares what other people think?
From:_crimson_nails
Date:February 7th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Interesting opinions...thanks guys!

I'll definitely be rocking my "Hello hello" shirt (I was going to anyway, haha) but just out of curiousity I wanted to see what everyone thought. I have actually heard some people say it was bad luck to wear the band's t-shirt! haha
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From:sirensong984
Date:February 7th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
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I've never really been that interested at fashion at any U2 concert I've been to. That being said, I've always rocked my U2 shirts at a show.
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From:drive_away18
Date:February 7th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
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I always wear a band shirt to a concert. I don't understand why it is lame. I'm wearing my Rattle and Hum shirt to the concert. I wore my aerosmith shirt to an aerosmith show. If I have the shirt....why not wear it to a concert and show your appreciation. I really don't care what people think of me when I wear it.
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:February 7th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
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Went to a Frames gig in Dublin. Wore a Frames shirt because my luggage was lost and it was all I had. LV came out and looked me over. Felt like a massive dork, even though he was smiling.

I usually just wear a shirt from a band in the same sort of 'group'. For example, for U2 I might wear REM or Brian Eno, etc. If you're there, everyone already knows you're a U2 fan, so it's sort of nice to say, "Here's what else I'm into."
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From:kyrillion
Date:February 7th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
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I was wearing a Frames shirt and I didn't care that Glen saw... you too cool for me, Lis? ;p
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From:interiority
Date:February 7th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Only good if it's 15 years old or older.
From:_crimson_nails
Date:February 8th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
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haha well I guess I fail in that department...

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