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Why do YOU own band shirts?

Discussion in 'Pop Culture' started by aliceinferno, Nov 6, 2014.

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How many band shirts do you own?

  1. 0-10

    26.7%
  2. 11-20

    20.0%
  3. 21-30

    20.0%
  4. 31+

    33.3%
  1. aliceinferno

    aliceinferno Metalhead Brainpicker

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    Hello fellow metallers! :Smokedev:

    I'm doing some research for my dissertation in third year of uni (ew) and I'm writing it about... *drumroll*... band t-shirts!

    What I want to know is why. ​

    Why do you buy and wear band shirts?
    Where did it start, what (or who) got you into it?
    What lead you to purchase shirts?
    And for good measure... how many do you own?!

    (For ethical reasons I will ask to use your comments in my research - if you have a problem with your views being used either withhold commenting or request that you are kept anonymous.)

    Thank you ever so much!

    \m/
     
  2. Noa.

    Noa. Dance, you fuckers

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    I buy and wear them if I really, really love the band and I'm serious about them. It's just nice to wear the band logo on my shirt, and just carry them with me, y'know? It's also pretty neat when people recognize your shirt and say something, or if they even just glance at it- because maybe, it'll peak their interest and they'll check it out too!
    As for when it started... I bought my first shirt (Slayer) when I was 16, at the Del Mar Fair. lol
    As for how many I own... I'm not sure... 10? Not that many compared to others.
     
  3. Bloopy

    Bloopy Active Member

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    Why do you buy and wear band shirts?
    Because I like the appearance and it reflects that listening to music is one of my favourite things. I'm not really bothered by what other people think. If I like how I look then I'm happy.

    Where did it start, what (or who) got you into it?

    My first band shirt was a gift from my uncle, but it was of a band I'd never heard of at the time! It was really the next ones that got me into it, a Megadeth shirt I won online, and then gifts from my parents.

    What lead you to purchase shirts?
    Not having enough variety and/or feeling the need to get shirts of particular bands that I hadn't already been gifted.

    And for good measure... how many do you own?!

    I count 33, although one is a size too small and one shrank in the dryer so needs fixing.
     
  4. MortalCoil

    MortalCoil New Metal Member

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    Why do you buy and wear band shirts?

    To support the groups/musicians that I listen to. If I really enjoy a particular release or group, I'll show them support with my dollars.

    Where did it start, what (or who) got you into it?

    No one, I got into it myself just to support the music that I love. Putting money where my mouth is more or less. If you want to show support, cash means more than words.

    What lead you to purchase shirts?

    Pretty sure I've answered this one by now.

    And for good measure... how many do you own?!

    Not as many as I would like at the moment!
     
  5. CiG

    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    Why do you buy and wear band shirts?
    Have to wear something and blank shirts are boring.

    Where did it start, what (or who) got you into it?
    Started as a young teen with punk shirts, my dad got me into music.

    What lead you to purchase shirts?
    Having money and needing shirts.

    And for good measure... how many do you own?!
    About 20.
     
  6. Internally Deformed

    Internally Deformed Farseer of the Paranormal Abysm

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    Why do you buy and wear band shirts?
    I own one band t-shirt and never wear it

    Where did it start, what (or who) got you into it?
    It didn't

    What lead you to purchase shirts?
    Nothing

    And for good measure... how many do you own?!
    One
     
  7. CiG

    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    What is it?
     
  8. Internally Deformed

    Internally Deformed Farseer of the Paranormal Abysm

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    Darkthrone, lol.
     
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  9. LOUD METAL

    LOUD METAL Certified Retardation

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    Literally this except instead of punk shirts it was Iron Maiden and Motorhead shirts. Now I own shirts from bands such as Revocation.
     

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