Don't be That Guy!

I don't want any of you to get jealous, but my daughter and I are going to see The Jonas Brothers this weekend. I thought for sure that whatever I wear/do etc. will be embarrassing to her, but never imagined that it might be the other way around. While discussing the uber important subject of what to wear to said concert, my daughter said she wanted to buy the concert t-shirt THERE and wear it. WHAT!? What kind of new generation do we have? No one wears the t-shirt of the band you're going to see; not to mention the actual one from that concert! Embarrassing!

I thought I would take this time to school some of the younger generation on the the very delicate issue of concert t-shirts wearing etiquette. They are not to be worn whenever you feel like it. There are time tested rules that should never be ignored.

Please fell free to add new rules if I have forgotten anything.

1. It is a total violation to wear the t-shirt that you bought at that very concert. (The violation is even more offensive if worn over the clothes you got there in.)

2. It is a violation to wear a concert t-shirt that you bought less than three weeks ago.

3. It's a violation to wear any shirt from the band you're watching unless you bought it over ten years ago and the band has all the same original members. Example, wearing a Van Halen shirt from 1984 to a Van Halen concert with Sammy Hagar in 1993 is not appropriate even though the required ten years have passed.

4. If you must wear a concert tee to a concert, please keep it to the same genre of music. However, the "I'm being ironic concert shirt" is always appropriate. A good example here would be to wear a Michael Bolton shirt to a Metallica concert.

These are only a few guidlines. I'm sure I missed a few. Just know that violating and one of these rules results in you being "that guy" .

Trust me, no one wants to be that guy.


Anonymous said...

This is one of those moments I'm so glad I don't have a daughter.

No offense.

My boys don't do the Hannah Montana or Jonas Brothers!


Bill's Bayou said...

May I suggest something in an "Iggy Pop"? Perhaps a "Sex Pistols"? You wear one, your daughter wears the other.

The Mother said...

Sure, wear a Sex Pistols t-shirt while you take your daughter to a Jonas Bros show. Dare you.

I am so often annoyed at the way people dress in public--I had no idea cut-offs were acceptable symphony attire until I moved to Texas.

moooooog35 said...

I usually wear a 'Free Candy' shirt to Hannah Montana and Jonas Brother's concerts.

No reason.

Granny Annie said...

I bow to you, the all knowing. Never in my dreams was I aware of t-shirt rules. Whew,this was a close call. (Well, not exactly. The last concert I attended was 1990 Reba McIntire with my college daughter.)

Guitarman5150 said...

No, I think you pretty much summed it up..........

ettarose said...

I am oh so glad I read this. I am taking my twelve yr old to see Miley Cyrus in November. One question. Can I wear a Woodstock t-shirt or will that age me too much?

Kirsten said...

@ettarose-Good question! You can wear the Woodstock shirt, no one there will know what it is, except a bird from the Snoopy cartoon.
I hope this answer was helpful!

Chaotically Calm said...

I so wish you posted this last week when I could have shared this great information with that lovely father and daughter duo from Michigan on the train to Philadelphia to also see the Jonas Brothers. Although Dad did seem like he was with it he might have had to pass it along to the youngster.

Christina_the_wench said...

I'm gonna pretend you didn't say the Jonas Bros. but AC/DC instead. And Michael Bolton wasn't mentioned at all in this post.

*sings* Shook Me All Night Long