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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Ekulati, May 24, 2019.

  1. Ekulati

    Ekulati Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    ...not only cargo shorts, but ANY shorts. Of course we're all in agreement that cargo shorts on stage playing music is abhorrent behavior, but are there any shorts at all that dudes over 50 can wear and not embarrass themselves? Not only gigging, but in general?

    Just wondering what the bass playing intelligentia have to say on this. I know, random and weird. Thus, miscellaneous. Go:
  2. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Nope, unless you count German beer hall bands.

    "I've seen better legs on tables" pretty much says it all. :roflmao:
  3. dmt


    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol

    Show those gams! :hyper:

    Nothin’ wrong with shorts, people. Life’s too short to worry about what people think of your shorts. Crap, the RHCP played just wearing a freaking sock, and you’re worried about shorts?
  4. dmt


    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    Approx. correct height for men: touching the top of the knee
    Approx. correct height for women: closer to top of thigh, with a bit of [level] pant leg below the inseam

    Of course, if your legs are heinous, avoid entirely
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  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Try a kilt.
    ThudThudThud, PWRL, OldDog52 and 12 others like this.
  6. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I wear shorts at outdoor gigs in the summer. My comfort is more important than someone else's opinion.
    Runnerman, Sav'nBass, CB3UK and 44 others like this.
  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    So do I. If I am not comfortable, I will not be playing my best for the audience.
    The Rage, Ghook, Williethump and 8 others like this.
  8. juggahnaught


    Feb 11, 2018

    The question isn't can you wear shorts over 50 on stage without looking like an embarrassment. It can't be done.

    The question is, if you're over 50, do you care?

    Answer that question, then walk your path.
    lat, Morrighan, klokker and 6 others like this.
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Shorts again?
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  10. I wear shorts at work, throughout the winter - hyperthyroidism, barely feel the cold.
    I wear shorts on stage and I sit on stage, caring what anyone else thinks - not since I was about 15.

    Did you mean intelligentsia op?

    Edit to add: We're a heavy(ish) post-rock band...
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
  11. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Redding CA
    Shorts, black socks and sandals:thumbsup:
  12. What brand are those sandals?
  13. seilerbird


    Apr 12, 2012
    I wear shorts 24/7/365 period. I don't care if I am on stage, outside, inside or where ever. Any where but in bed. I don't care what anyone else thinks of me or my legs.
  14. 3C642141-92AE-4B8B-9634-EC522D0D8E8C.
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  15. 4-stringB


    Jun 10, 2010
    Bass playing intelligentsia???...Not on this page.
  16. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    Happiness is the realization that you don’t have to give a s**t about anyone else’s opinion on anything.
    OldDog52, Ghook, Omega Monkey and 9 others like this.
  17. 9
    - No
    - But ...
    - I said NO!
  18. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
  19. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    Never understood why people are against shorts on stage. The average cover band has to drop three steps for the singer and he still can't sing in tune, yet pants are the big concern..
    PWRL, 2BitHack, The Rage and 26 others like this.

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