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Stage Wardrobe

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by SpazzTheBassist, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
    I don't just play bars
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  2. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    It appears you care enough to post just to tell us how much you don't care.

    Do you care what you wear when you go out for the evening with friends or your significant other? How is this any different?

    I'm curious if you feel the same way in regards to your musicianship and song choice.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
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  3. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it

    Plus, if you dress nicely, you're perceived as more professional, and hence are treated that way- and ultimately rewarded with higher paying gigs. These guys cared about their looks.
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  4. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    Well.....a little more than this?..lol............seriously tho.....whatever i'm comfortable with, i tend to sweat alot even in winter!...... or depending on the band or venue..... Sometimes a dress shirt untucked, jeans blue or black, sneakers or boots....I might even wear a baseball cap:drool:...lol

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  5. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
  6. BlitzCraig


    Sep 28, 2018
    Blue on Black can never be wrong either.... well.... depending on the shade of blue I guess -
  7. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    This was me on Thursday evening doing guitar things. This time of year outdoor gigs I'll likely be in shorts.

  8. Blaze Barlow

    Blaze Barlow

    Mar 8, 2018
    what are cool tennis shoes..?...I just recently challanged a group of people to tell what kind of footware band members wore after they had seen they play a live show.....they didnt have a clue..most didnt remember what type of pants and shirts they wore either..people really are unaware about what small time musicians wear..if it were pink floyd it would be different..
  9. DanTheQuaker

    DanTheQuaker Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Dark jeans or tan slacks, black shirt, black shoes, hat, beard.

  10. image. Dark trousers and shirt and some comfortable shoes
  11. Fezzes are cool.
  12. 4-stringB


    Jun 10, 2010
    Great idea! Since nobody notices the bass player, I bet the cops ran right past you.
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  13. oldskoolskatedad


    May 18, 2014
    To me it's entirely dependent on what is being played and where or for whom it's being played. Not that I will ever sport them, but cargos, jorts and the ubiquitous all-white dad trainers seem to be acceptable attire in many good time classic cover rock scenarios where folks are having fun dancing to music they love. Conversely if Boris the Sprinkler came out in dad duds I would have been quite disappointed.

  14. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    I always consider stage garb just that. A costume. Whether it's a cowboy hat, bolo tie and boots for a country gig; Black leather pants and ripped striped shirt for a rock gig; or a lime green, bell bottom tux with lapels the size of a garage door for a '70's soul revue. What I wear is part of the entertainment for the audience. Comfort and dignity be damned! I do insist on rubber soled shoes for the safety aspect, even if they look like other footwear. As musicians we are entertainers up on stage in front of a crowd who want to forget their miserable lives for a few hours. Let's put in the effort to do the best job we can to deliver that. If that means dressing up like a cartoon character, so be it. What you wear lounging around the house or going to the store is up to you, but during those few hours under the lights, be professional and use everything in your power (proficiency on your instrument, reliable gear, a solid backup plan in case of a power loss, having all band members on the same page regarding the set lists...) including your costume, to give your audience the best show you can. They deserve that. Rant over.

    p.s. Try to match your costume to the genre. I wouldn't wear the lime green tux to a metal gig. "What's the best neon colored tux for metal?" :roflmao:
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  15. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    All white
  16. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Dark Carhartt canvas trousers or cuffed blue jeans, some kind of a dark pocket T, blue or black whichever is on top of the stack when i get dressed. Timberland work shoes and a black ball cap with a skull and bones embroidered on the front. That’s pretty much it. Since it’s what i wear most every day any way, getting ready to play is easy for me.
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  17. Too. Many. Hats.
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  18. [​IMG]

    Our next tune will be Mack The Knife.
  19. BlitzCraig


    Sep 28, 2018
    and clearly, "Baby Shark" after that
  20. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
    thanks for the responses....I got some good ideas here

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