What do you wear when gigging?

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  1. DeMelo

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    Ok, this thread is a staple in guitar forums. It’s been discussed all around, over and over, and there are always lots of jokes in replies but it’s fun.

    I think in about 90% of the gigs I’ve played I’ve worn blue jeans, brown boots and a plain black or white T-shirt. The only stuff I put on is a silver wristband in my picking hand, a chain attached to my wallet and a burgundy colored flying bandana in my rear pocket it’s good to have one when you sweat too much or spill booze).

    If the venue is more formal, I put a black button up shirt, and it it’s less, I wear Converse Chucks (been using them since the early 80s IIRC, love them).

    Oh and I don’t ride bikes, but I often play gigs in biker clubhouses and motorcycle related meetings. Then instead of a leather vest, I put a black suit vest over the white tee.
     
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    If the audience is lucky, I wear pants. :D
     
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    Assless chaps, a pink fedora, a frilly pirate shirt and flip flops :D
     
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    My last gig that wasn't at church (which I wear jeans and a T-shirt at) was this
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    Jeans, t shirt and ohh yeah my Santana Hat :D
     
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    Well, nothing beats a nice, conservative outfit......................................:D:D
     
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    I like the cut of your jib. :D
     
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    I wear a green thong, backwards. It’s not butt floss, it’s front floss.
     
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    Well, I wore this one time.
     
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    Havent been in a band in a few years, but just regular clothes mostly. One show was on halloween and I was dressed like a zombie soldier and my drummer dressed like a wrestler. Bassist chickened out and wore regular clothes. Our first show I wore awkwardly tight clothes though. Ha
     
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    You might not want to brag about that...
     
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    Ha ha ha front floss with a nut on each side and the,staff over the top:eek::D
     
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    20161029_173124.jpg T-shirt, sport coat, grey slacks (dickeys), and chucks. Sometimes I wear a bowlers hat or fedora.

    Sometimes I get fancy...
     
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    I hope the floss isn't high tensile. You might do yourself an injury if you ever snagged it on an immobile object while in motion. Floss should break, not cut..........................:D:D
     
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    I wear a button up shirt and a sportcoat. I to at least create the illusion that I put some effort into showing up to the gig.

    I played in a band for a long time with an ooooold school.blues dude (like he was in his 80s when I started playing with him)and his mantra was "you're not one of them (pointing at the crowd), you're up here on the stage, so you better dress like it." I doubt I'll ever be as dapper as him (he matched his damn socks to his tie, and his tie to his hatband), but I try.
     
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    depends on the gig. Last couple i wore an opshop black suit, red converse, and a red t shirt, before that i wore a skin tight hello kitty T shirt, have done red velvet jacket, and on one occasion a pair of skin tight underpants and a mexican wrestler's mask....

    the front man in my band just grabs whatever is in the Floordrobe, as he doesn't think it's important, which i disagree with enormously. If you're on stage, you're the entertainment, and despite his wishes that everyone sit and listen enraptured to his songs, i think a show is about fun. There you go .
     
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