Asbestos fire suit at the ready, but maybe this can be good humored fun with some tongue-in-cheek sarcasm. Really, I think it's good that I'm considering shorts, because the "strategically placed tube sock" a la RHCP was my first idea. Which shorts are the best for gigging in? I have some comfy dark grey cargo shorts, some plaid straight legged casual shorts, and several pairs of board shorts that totally aren't pretentious as I actually (try to) surf. While the overwhelming consensus is that gigging in shorts is a crucifiable offense, it's hot and humid most of the year here. I never felt like Tim Commerford looked or sounded less professional on stage when he shows up in shorts (more often than not), and frankly the message of the songs he plays resonates with me on a much deeper level than anything on the top 40 charts over the last 25 years.