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Old 12-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Why do people get mad when they see someone wearing a band shirt if that person doesn't retroactively listen to said band on said shirt?

I know people who post tons of shit about how this pisses them off all over Facebook, and I see more than a handful of posts on Tumblr bitching about this issue.

Personally, I don't care what someone wears. If they like the style, good on them. If they wear a band shirt and don't particularly listen to the band, that's fine. If they like just one song by the band, that's cool too. I just don't see the fuss over something trivial like this.

What do you folks think?
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Feel like i've read this already today. Deja Vu.


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I have a Misfits shirt and have never listened to a single song. It has skeleton hands on the boob area and it's just awesome. >.>
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I don't usually have too much of a problem with general band shirts like the kind you find at Hot Topic. I have more of a gripe if someone gets like a t-shirt from a tour or something and has zero idea about the band(s) on the shirt, and on that point, I think it's aggravating that they were clearly at the concert and had no interest in learning about the band or the experience of that tour's concert.

Now, if several bands' names were on that t-shirt, my opinion is null. Maybe they went to go see Band A, for example, while I am interested in Band B or Band C.
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I've felt the heat too. Wearing my Owl City gear back in high school got me lots of weird looks. But wearing something like an MJ shirt got me high fives. Hm.
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Honestly, I've only really noticed it with classic rock bands, specifically Pink Floyd. The prism design from Dark Side of the Moon is pretty cool irrespective of the album, so I think that's what draws so many people to it. As to why it happens, it really just comes down to people being extremely pretentious. It's not really the adults that do it, either, it's almost always people who weren't even born when these bands were at the height of their popularity. People are strange sometimes.
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