Hey guys. Before I start a huge flame fest, please note that I am not racist whatsoever. I also understand the negative connotations associated with this flag, but stick with me. I may be joining a southern punk rock band, and as many of you know the confederate flag is a very big symbol in a lot of southern groups. I know the other guys have suggested me hanging a confederate flag from my amp, and to be honest, I wouldn't have a problem with it because I see it as a southern symbol. The other guys in the band wear the stuff, and they're not racist either (if they were, I'd be out in an instant). Since this band is punk-related, they use it more as a sign of rebellion (kind of how the Sex Pistols used the Union Jack and the Anarchy symbol... these guys actually superimpose the Anarchy A into the Confederate flag). Here's my deal: I'm not really southern (I was born and raised in NY) and I don't want to really ruin my chances of getting gigs from people who might be offended by this flag (I play more than just southern rock and have done hip-hop, gospel, latin, and motown-style gigs before). I was thinking of instead, draping the Bonnie Blue (flag of West Florida) or the Florida Flag on my amp instead. Is this a better alternative? I mean, if the band keeps the Confederate motif, I personally won't be too much against the flag to include it on my stuff, but like I said, I don't want to offend future employers. Any suggestions? PLEASE don't turn this political/racial/social. I don't care what your views are, and I'm sorry if this is a touchy subject to some, but I just wanna know what I could do to avoid being seen as a bigot by others. Edit: mods, if this gets out of hand at all, let me know. I really am not trying to start anything immature with this.