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Musicians on stage wearing black clothes...

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Chad Michael, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    Pacific Northwest USA
    Back in the day when I was gigging, we wore whatever.

    However, the trend of wearing black seems to be a thing.
  2. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    Pacific Northwest USA
    Just to fit in, I did it
    BW gig 2.jpg

    Nieces wedding a couple of years back
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  3. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Augusta GA
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Wait, what?

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  4. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Wait...what? lol

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  5. Samatza


    Apr 15, 2019
    Black is very slimming...
  6. Corigan

    Corigan Addicted to Shaking Walls Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2021
    Outside of Atlanta, GA
    I guess its better than what GG Allin used to wear on stage.
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  8. Shalto


    Aug 23, 2019
    Warm lights = armpit sweat stains. So black isn't a bad choice.
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  9. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I'm fashion illiterate. Black matches any color, so when I need to look respectable...black pants, black shoes. Black jacket optional.
  10. ive heard good guys wear black....plus it helps if you work on leaky old motorcycles,and get covered in essence ''O'' 50wt..
  11. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    In an orchestral or venue setting, opt for a dark navy suit or tux. Under stage lighting, navy appears black but black has a nasty, unnatural green sheen in some instances. Learned this from a couple of lighting directors.

  12. dangevans


    Mar 26, 2014
    People will be wearing black until they find a darker color....
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    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    Black is good.
  14. It's just easier...LOL

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  15. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    yeah because it looks WAY better. As opposed to shorts on stage!
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  16. I like green myself... but I am in a Celtic punk band.
  17. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    “None more black”
  18. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    The only thing black doesn’t hide well is egg yolk. If you’re a touring musician, black holds up well, esp if you don’t eat breakfast.
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  19. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Black blends into dark backgrounds. You can end up looking like hears floating around. I like either my shirt or pants to be a dark, but bright , color.
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  20. Hundred proof

    Hundred proof

    Apr 22, 2018
    Fade to black

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