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  • OT: what not to wear on stage!

    don't you ever dare to wear short pants and/or sandals/slippers on stage! that's rule number #1 in my bands - you are not on the beach, you are on stage. hate it hate it hate it.

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  • #2

    haha...Ive been on the fence about the shorts to shows thing myself. In the end I decided on comfort and function over ball sweat running down both legs into my socks during the show.

    Its been as humid as a South American Jungle in Philly for most of the summer and we've been loading and unloading lots of gear. **** the fashion show, we'll win them over with the music, my boys need to breathe..haha.

    So zinzin, just straight leather pants for you this summer?

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  • #3
    You can do shorts, but you've gotta do them right. You've gotta sport pairs solid in colour, with no extra bits that sit just a bit above the knee. Avoid AE breaux shorts with either the pseudo plaid look to them, or loaded with a million and a half cargo pockets with buttoned/zippered flaps overtop. Ugh.

    But really, who cares. There's only a few weeks in the year where it's hot enough out that wearing a pair of shorts onstage would be a good idea. Jeans are the de facto standard otherwise.
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    • zinzin
      zinzin commented
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      did you ever see the beatles in shorts? there.


  • #4

    "If you want to go to a fashion show, I suggest you go to the garment district. But if you want to hear rock and roll music, you shouldn't be too concerned about what we're wearing."

    - Duane Allman




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    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

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    • orourke
      orourke commented
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      Phil O'Keefe wrote:

      "If you want to go to a fashion show, I suggest you go to the garment district. But if you want to hear rock and roll music, you shouldn't be too concerned about what we're wearing."

      - Duane Allman



      I have to disagree with Phil/Duane Allman.  Of course if I go to see a live music I expect different things from different acts.  But live music is a visual experience as much as it is a aural one.  Otherwise people would just stay home and listen to a recording.  People general say "I'm going to see and band" not "I'm going to hear a band".  I know I'm going to see something different if I go to a Muse show than if I go to a Allmans show. 

      That said, I don't want to see Eric Clapton's old legs in hideous shorts or Neil Young's hairy old toes in sandals (both of which I've had the displeasure of witnessing).  And I don't want to see some dorky dudes in a cover band in shorts or sandals either.  

      It's simply a matter of respect for ones audience.

      So you can go on stage wearing a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops but if you hear someone in the audience booing, it might be me.



  • #5
    My rules were -

    Collared shirts
    No jeans or shorts
    No sandals
    No hats


    • RoboPimp
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  • #6
    no jeans!?
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    • #7

      No shorts for anyone except the drummer. 


      If it's that hot, that's what kilts are for.

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      • #8
        Who gives a ****? Vedder always wore shorts. I don't think you should "dress up" on stage at all
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        • Beyer160
          Beyer160 commented
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          jw10 wrote:
          Who gives a ****? Vedder always wore shorts. I don't think you should "dress up" on stage at all

          ...and Vedder is a prat. Thanks for proving the point.


          You don't need to "dress up" like you're in the Fabtones circa 1962, just don't look like a goober.