So, I may have mentioned that I'm going to see Paradise Lost next week. (And Stolen Babies, and the Devin Townsend Project, and Katatonia. But mostly, Paradise Lost!)
Which raises the interesting question of: what to wear? See, the unwritten rule
of a heavy metal show is, "Thou shalt wear a heavy metal T-shirt that is not the T-shirt of the band you are going to see."
My Paradise Lost T-shirt is still on order, and may or may not arrive in time for me to contemplate committing the faux pas of wearing it to go see Yorkshire's Gloomiest. But this does raise the problem that apart from that, I own three band T-shirts: a Behemoth tank top (legitimately metal, but probably providing insufficient insulation for a September night in San Francisco), Pretentious, Moi? (delightfully obscure, but not metal), and The Mission (not metal).
So, tell me...
What should I wear to go see Paradise Lost?
Behemoth tank top. You'll freeze, but Poland's premiere blackened death metal band is always in style.
Pretentious, Moi? Nobody will know who they are, which might make a great conversation starter. And anyone who does know who they are will be all, "So, you're one of those weirdos who prefers Symbol of Life to Draconian Times, aren't you?"
The Mission. Hey, they were the band that went up against Metallica this year at the Download festival. That's good for some metal cred, right?
Plain black t-shirt. If you can't say anything metal, don't say anything at all.
Wear pastels. Everyone will assume you're the tag-a-long spouse anyway.
Other, which I will explain in the comments.
While you're contemplating such deep questions, here's a fan video in which someone has set Paradise Lost's "Tragic Idol" to wonderfully weird animation involving balloons. And captioned it in Spanish. Like you do.