What do you wear when gigging?

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  1. Biddlin

    Biddlin Senior Stratmaster

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    For any gigs in the near future, I'm wearing this:
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    I usually wear a pair of black slacks or black jeans, long sleeve shirt, often cowboy themed and comfortable shoes. I do own a formal suit for black-tie gigs, but they have to pay better than the local bar and grill.
     
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    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    You play for Bret Michaels???
     
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    What do I wear when I'm gigging? Why... gig bags, of course.

    Okay, really bad joke. Depends on my mood. I usually tend to wear my prized hand-made and very-fancy denim jacket and a matching denim newsboy hat. But if I'm in a mood I'll wear a jacket, suspenders and a flashy bow tie. (Bow ties are cool.) If I'm feeling flaky and the right audience, my prized RWBY collectors jacket (black and red and awesome). Actually no, I never wear the RWBY jacket. It hangs in my closet. Wonder why I bought the thing.

    Or you can wear a T-shirt on which you have the big bold letters:

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    mwahahahahaaa....


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  5. nomadh

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    One time I wore the hawaiian shirt cargo shorts and flip flops. It was halloween so I went as a typical middle aged dad band member. It was 102 and we had no shade so I kind of conned myself into that being an ironic costume. Bad it was a sort of double negative irony so I ended up being exactly what I was parodying. So kinda fail. I was considering explaining it to the crowd. Just to make it a triple fail and possibly a triple comes out as a positive. But I wasn't there to do math so...
    Normally black or dark grey slacks and a black short sleeve button down. went to black tennis shoes for a comfort compromise. Maybe not as pro but more pro than storking or sitting the last half a show.
     
  6. Bob the builder

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    I used to play drums in alot of different venues.
    If it was the blues band playing a bike bender wear whatever. R&R clubs would be a little more over the top.(I usually had a top hat with a big azz peacock feather). Playing g/b jobs was a suit or tux. Playing drums I could take off the jacket but had the vest
     
  7. brians

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    I've always tried to stay as unobtrusive as possible , I think that's why I only played black guitars.
    We used to do some gigs at pretty tough drinking joints and the audience was always pretty cool if you got on to their vibe.
    You could play Bowie, but don't come looking like Ziggy because you would have a very rough night.

    So jeans and a decent shirt worked for me most of the time.

    Our singer back in the day had very long hair and a thing for combat gear, heaven knows why and sometimes he took a lot of flack. He was often asked things like " who put you in that ridiculous outfit " but he was a good singer, so he mostly pulled it off.

    But I think after the first few songs, if you make them happy it turns out ok.

    Biggest thing for me was to know the type of audience, then decide what to wear.

    I do miss it , but it also came with a lot of pressure.

    Nowadays, I just jam with friends and we do occasional social events, which has no dress type pressure.
    And I can use a red guitar[emoji57]


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    That was you ???
    By the way , can I have my purple Asterope back ???
     
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    revolvers are optional ???
     
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    I wear my sunglasses at night...only.
     
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    Halloween gig, that's my Doc Holliday. You ain't no daisy, you weren't no daisy at all.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I somehow doubt that Doc had nylon shoulder holsters. :p
     
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    You weren't there, who knows lol