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Music Monday: Fashion Edition 
27th-Aug-2012 12:33 pm
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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...
Poll #1862797 What T-shirt should I wear to go see Paradise Lost?

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.

27th-Aug-2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
Just in case you have a situation where I am not there to vote, I will never, ever vote for pastels. Ever. For anyone. Ever.
27th-Aug-2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
The pastel option would require additional shopping - I think I own one tank top that is a pale enough blue that it might be called pastel if one were being charitable.
27th-Aug-2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
My pastel blue shirt has Ada Lovelace on it. For Ada Lovelace I will suffer much.
27th-Aug-2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
If I had an Ada Lovelace shirt, I could wear that to the concert. An analytical engine is about as heavy metal as it gets.
27th-Aug-2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Could you put the tank top over a long-sleeved t-shirt or turtleneck?
27th-Aug-2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Most of my long-sleeved shirts are too baggy, but it might work over one of my long-sleeved running tops. Which would have the advantage of keeping me warm while traversing San Francisco, but allowing enhanced sweat-cooling should I venture into the pit.
27th-Aug-2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
This is what I was going to say by way of explaining my vote for "Other".
28th-Aug-2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
Something pink and frilly and adorable.

And glitter.

Yes, I'm That Person. And I love it!

Enjoy the show!
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