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

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.

The Top Ten

1 It defies the point of a band shirt

Yes, it surely does. - Metal_Treasure

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


2 It's offensive to the band

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

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

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

It's not offensive at all

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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.

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 list is excellent, good work! - darthvadern

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

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

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

That's always funny. And disappointing at the same time. - Metal_Treasure

A naked pineapple attacks Justin bieber who is missing a potato which was tried in bacon urine

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5 Music is not a fashion statement

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

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

It doesn't have to be fashion - BigFatNoob

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

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 got band shirts from bands I like, like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Sevendust, Dance Gavin Dance, Disturbed, RHCP, and STP, and I listen and like all of these bands. - NuMetalManiak

I used to have a white stripes shirt but I still wear Tenacious D, Nirvana, and Green Day shirts - hugh201

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

I can picture that... - Metal_Treasure

It's just them, let them be - BigFatNoob

8 Try listening to music from said bands first
9 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

This is high quality? - TwilightKitsune

10 It's a waste of money

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

Agreed. But on the other hand, I'm pretty happy that Kanye West invested some money in thrash metal by buying a Testament shirt... ;-)
You can see more people who did that on the list Top 10 Celebrities that Have Worn Shirts with Metal Logos (Excluding Metal Musicians) - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

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

Funny but sad at the same time.

12 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

13 Some people might get offended at the artwork
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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3. Music is not a fashion statement
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