Reasons Why Wearing Shirts of Bands You Don't Know is Terrible and Pointless

Shadowheart
So you see somebody wearing a Led Zeppelin shirt. You go up and ask "What's your favourite song by them?" How do they reply? "Oh, I don't know the band, I got this from my dad."
You can imagine the disappointment. I've added a few things on here but you can add the rest.
Enjoy!

The Top Ten

1 It's offensive to the band

I like this list. It's pretty accurate. Example:
Kanye West was spotted wearing a Testament shirt (Testament is a thrash metal band). Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick said it best "Normally I'd be flattered and appreciative from 1 artist 2 another (those who follow me outside Testament know I'm very open musically & work with artists of many genres). If Kanye genuinely knows and likes Testament - and isn't just wearing our shirt as part of this current bizarre fad among trendy fashionistas and Hollywood types to wear old metal concert Ts - then that's great, more power to him and respect. However, I truly doubt that's the case (and would love to be proven wrong)." - Metal_Treasure

My sister wants a rolling stone shirt and she's never heard of the band in her life.
Then I asked her there is no point of wearing that shirt without listening to their songs.
She replied with: "Everyone in my school wears it and it looks cool.

I have never been so repulsed by my sister in my life. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Really? That's a thing? Wearing shirts of something you're not a fan of? Not even familiar with?
I admit that often I love the design of certain shirts, but I would feel uncomfortable not knowing what exactly I'm wearing. - Martin_Canine

Not really - iliekpiez

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2 It defies the point of a band shirt

Yes, it surely does. - Metal_Treasure

It's opinion based, so what's the point? - BigFatNoob

3 It'll just make the real fans seem fake

Seriously. I feel badly for people who actually love bands such as The Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slayer, Kiss, Rush, etc. because so many people just wear these shirts as a fashion statement that it's expected from anybody wearing them. It's rare to find someone wearing a shirt with a universally known band on it and see them actually being a fan of the band.

Lots of people already know that you shouldn't wear a band shirt of a band you don't know. So the real fans probably won't talk to you, assuming you're fake. I know, annoying. But it's because of those posers! - Shadowheart

This is a good list. That's refreshing, all the comments are interesting and on point. Kudos to the lists author, of course... I must admit, every time I see a poser wearing a RHCP shirt, it does bother me a bit. It probably shouldn't, why should I care? They just like the symbol, or it's just popular with the folks they run with. Still, it's like I get a little offended, almost like I feel they didn't do any of the footwork to earn it. Does that sound elitist? Hell, I got friends that are way more into RHCP than I am, they must go nuts trying to contain themselves, because I see that T shirt everywhere! - Ned964

This is the only thing on this list I agree with.

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4 You can get a band shirt from your favourite band instead

Why spend your money on a band shirt of a band you don't even know when you can spend the money on a band shirt of a band you know and like? - Shadowheart

I'm not sure I can find any Gentle Giant shirts unfortunately. - isaaonrtdmtr

Start is from scratch, I am not wasting my 30 bucks on this cheap looking thing - BigFatNoob

I have to agree with this one. - LeRoiDesSapins

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5 Music is not a fashion statement

I mean, look what happened to the Nirvana shirts. Lots of people are wearing them even when they can only name Smells like Teen Spirit. It's practically become a clothing brand and real Nirvana fans in Nirvana shirts are extremely rare. - Shadowheart

Godammit, this is the stupidest list ever. Who cares if someone wears a shirt about a band? - TwilightKitsune

Recently I saw a picture of a couple wearing Darkthrone T-shirts, captioned " Dolling up for Halloween"
... - Ananya

It doesn't have to be fashion - BigFatNoob

6 When a real fan tries to talk to you, you have no clue what they're talking about

Everyone on this page should know how embarrassing and frustrating it is when somebody's talking to you about something you don't even know about. So why lure yourself into that situation? - Shadowheart

This is the definitive reason. This would lead to another reason mentioned on this list: You'll be ridiculed when you're proven fake.

That's why wearing it does not make any sense. - BorisRule

It's called gibberish talk - BigFatNoob

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7 The band shirts will be sold out to the posers so the real fans can't even get one

So does it mean they can't pull up the cost or something. And what do they do on their spare time? Playing video games or something? They have plenty of time make much more shirts but those ignorant slugs don't even care. - BigFatNoob

I've looked around the internet for an Iron Maiden t-shirt because I'm a fan of them. So many people wear Iron Maiden shirts around my school yet they can't even name The Trooper or who Eddie is. And guess what? They're all sold out! - Shadowheart

This is high quality? - TwilightKitsune

8 It's a waste of money

The whole point of a band shirt is to show your love for the band's awesome music. And if you don't listen to the band, you're just wasting your money on something that's fake! - Shadowheart

If you want to waste it on terrible music then that is one thing why it's a waste of money - BigFatNoob

Sometimes the material of the shirt can also be very bad.

Pretty much.
Weird Al best music artist - iliekpiez

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9 You'll be ridiculed when you're proven fake

You're going out wearing a Cannibal Corpse shirt. Somebody approaches you and asks what your favourite song is. You smile and say "Hammer Smashed Face! "
The stranger isn't impressed and asks "Any songs other than that? "
"Err..."
The stranger gives you an angry lecture and you're just standing there, blushing. - Shadowheart

Nice try, but that would never happen. Nobody listens to Cannibal Corpse. - The_Crimson_King

I can picture that... - Metal_Treasure

It's just them, let them be - BigFatNoob

10 Try listening to music from said bands first

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11 The real fans will be like ''How did you got one?''

Funny but sad at the same time.

This will be weird. - LeRoiDesSapins

How is that bad? - Shadowheart

12 Some people might get offended at the artwork

You know how inverted pentagrams are associated with evil? Yeah, for example if you wear an inverted pentagram necklace in public and you're not a Satanist, some people might be offended, thinking you're evil or something. - Shadowheart

13 Shirts are boring

It's an opinion so I don't think the shirts are boring - BigFatNoob

Not all shirts are boring. - CaptainMowzker

Nope - Userguy44

14 A fan will scream if he/she finds out you don’t like that band

Yea so true

Yeah, so...

15 The shirt is probably uncomfortable
16 Bands are terrible
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1. It'll just make the real fans seem fake
2. It defies the point of a band shirt
3. Music is not a fashion statement
DarkBoi-X
1. It defies the point of a band shirt
2. Music is not a fashion statement
3. Try listening to music from said bands first
CaptainMowzker
1. It defies the point of a band shirt
2. It's offensive to the band
3. You can get a band shirt from your favourite band instead
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