I think I can speak for all rock fans out there when I say how ANNOYING it is to see a band shirt being worn for fashion.
I think we’ve all seen at least one person wearing a Pink Floyd or Nirvana shirt who, when called out, cannot name a single song by the band. It’s like an unspoken rule that you should only be wearing the shirt plastered with the faces of a band if you listen to them.
Wearing a band shirt and having absolutely no idea who or what is actually on your shirt seems to be a running trend in today’s day and age, especially in the younger generation. This mainstream trend is embraced widely, and you can often see chain stores such as Hot Topic, Spencers, and even Kohl’s (believe it or not) selling shirts with band logos; from Def Leppard, to Metallica. They have fancy designs, and automatically draw people outside of the rock genre to flaunt them around. Celebrities such as the Kardashians have only reinforced this annoying fad, and are partially the reason so many younger teenage girls and boys purchase these clothes.
Growing up in a household with classic rock around me constantly, I never thought twice of sporting my favorite bands merchandise, and I never assumed that those wearing shirts by some of my favorite artists could NOT listen to the band. Being a younger rock fan, I get asked all the time when I wear the shirts of my favorite band if I actually know who they are, and their music. Which is pretty sad in my opinion.
What do you think about the whole “band shirt fiasco”? Let us at University of Rock know in the comments!
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