I need to vent. My band is taking band pictures this weekend. Things started out okay, cuz I understand that we need some photos for press stuff, flyers, posters, etc.......but - - they soon began repeatedly urging an "all black outfit" that everyone would wear. Matching costumes are a no-no in my book.... - they then scrapped the costume idea, but want to project a "dark" attitude. Frankly, we're a cover band, and our music really isn't that dark. Furthermore, there's not a member in the band, myself especially included, that could possibly be considered goth, punk, or nu-metal. - they then said all band members need to wear sunglasses for the pics! I personally find sunglasses in band photos to be cheesy. - Then, the guitar player and drummer decided to wear black scrubs for the gig. the girls in the band are trying to decide whether to spike their hair, etc. It all makes me want to vomit. The best photos in my book are just normal shots of people hanging around, maybe with a few basic "stand there and stare" shots if needed. I like the people in the band, and like the band itself (i mean, we're going to make a little money playing covers and have fun) but this attitude makes me want to quit!!!