It’s Just a T-shirt

Are you ever walking through the halls and someone compliments your Metalica shirt yet little do they know you hardly even listen to Metallica? It’s happened to the best of us; someone sees the band shirt we’re wearing, compliments it, then asks us what our favorite song is yet we’ve never listened to the band. Then you get ridiculed and called a “poser” because the only thing you know about said band is a co

Albert Macias, junior, dons a Guns N’ Roses

mmon song that everyone knows.

 I once wore a Smiths shirt and lied about the fact that I knew and loved the band; I only knew ‘Asleep’ and that’s because it was in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But my reasoning behind this was because I was genuinely scared about what people would think of the freshman who didn’t know who The Smiths were… Because of that, I vowed to myself that I’d never wear a band shirt if I didn’t at least know ten of their songs. It’s kind of ridiculous. 

But I also understand where a lot of you who find it disrespectful are coming from. These artists are personal to you and their music conveys a message that speaks to you…I totally get that. At the end of the day though, these people are still going to wear that Led Zeppelin shirt because they think it’s dope. But hey, look at it this way, if you see someone wearing a shirt of an artist/band you like and they don’t really listen to them…maybe instead of bashing them you could encourage to give them a listen. You’ve been saying for the longest time that your band hasn’t been getting any recognition and maybe this is your shot to put in a good word. Or maybe this band or artist that they’re wearing is huge and a bunch of people listen to’s just another opportunity to put someone on your favorite artists/band so you have one more person to relate with. 

As Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs once said, “Life’s too short to wear boring clothes.” So go rock that Def Leopard shirt and while you’re at it give them a listen, it won’t hurt you!