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Sweatin’ On: Concert Tees

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 by in STR | 0 comments


My friend Chrissy and I had good times seeing a couple of shows last week in Boston (and eating delicious pizza and oysters at the Legal Test Kitchen.  This is not a sponsored post, but that food was tasty!), despite the fact that they were outdoors and it was super swampy by the water.  And to celebrate two nights of concerts we treated ourselves to some souvenir tees & sweatshirts.  We have joint custody of this sweet little Belle and Sebastian tee, and I ponied up at purchased a killer She & Him sweatshirt (not available online, sadly) for my sweatshirt collection.  These new purchases got me thinking about how I love to wear concert tees to teach and take fitness classes.  I make my own playlists, so my students have a pretty good sense of what kind of music I’m into (George Michael all the time), but I still enjoy  sporting a shirt to show I’m a fan.  And the variety of options available at the concession stand are grander than ever.  When I was a wee young thang you just assumed you would be purchasing a too-large men’s t-shirt at the New Kids on the Block concert that you would tie up in a side knot or tuck into your penny-rolled jeans.  Now you can score cute tank tops, tote bags for all your workout gear, and t-shirts actually sized for women (even though I sometimes think they confuse “woman” with “12 year old girl”).

If your favorite band isn’t swinging through town this summer, no problem.  Many artists sell promotional clothing on their websites, so you can pretend you were there.  I like to imagine I was at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and saw Pulp perform this.  Sigh.   Here are some other concert tees that I would love to purchase if/when they ever come to my town (PLEASE, GEORGE!!).

Concert Ts


Top Row: Theophilus London, George Michael, Mika, Pet Shop Boys
Bottom Row: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pulp, She & Him, Echo & the Bunnymen

xxoo Sweat the Runway      smallSneaker

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