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  • When/Why did this trend begin?

    Ok, I've been seeing a lot of concert pictures here lately and it's made me wonder...
    Since when did Rock and Blues become synonymous with Hawaiian shirts?!?!

    I don't recall The Beatles, Stones, BB King etc. etc. rocking the Buffett shirts

    Maybe Elvis in a movie but that's about it




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    funny.... I started wearing those shorts just a while ago. Not sure why, I play in a country band... I think I should wear country shirts!
    But for some reason... I have picked out a few Hawiian shirts. I think it looks pretty cool too at least during the summer! I think I am wearing one in my little picture.
    Come fall... back to the western look!
    Ralph
    As the Wise Ole' drummer says... !:cool:

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    • #3
      typo.... 'shorts" should be "shirts" LOL
      As the Wise Ole' drummer says... !:cool:

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      • #4
        Maybe it's like Zebra's in the wild...there's so much going on that it just overwhelms and confuses the audience and saves people from predators




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        • #5
          The King! Nuff said.
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          • #6
            But that's a movie about Hawaii.
            Let's hope we all don't emulate elvis on style or we'll all be playing festivals in sequined jumpsuits.
            Hmmmm....I'd love a sequined jumpsuit.




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            • #7
              Originally posted by thebaron
              ...Since when did Rock and Blues become synonymous with Hawaiian shirts?!?!

              I don't recall The Beatles, Stones, BB King etc. etc. rocking the Buffett shirts ...


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael Render
                The King! Nuff said.
                I thought Springsteen was King, Clapton was God, and Hendrix was the Messiah.

                But then Im only a burnt-out shell of a human-being. What do I know.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael Render
                  The King! Nuff said.

                  On a related note, I'm surprised the eukalale didn't get more popular after this pose!




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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by thebaron
                    On a related note, I'm surprised the eukalale didn't get more popular after this pose!
                    You don't watch enough YouTube!
                    Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

                    Stand up comedian Wayne Federman shreds some classic rock licks on the ukulele (w/ Marshall amplifier) in this vintage clip. http://www.WayneFederman.comFilm...
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                    • #11
                      I too have noticed this trend in the UK. There seems to be a relationship between the age of the musician, the girth of their waist and the loudness of the Hawaiian shirt.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John.b
                        I thought Springsteen was King, Clapton was God, and Hendrix was the Messiah.
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                        Surely Springsteen is the Boss, isnt he?
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                        • #13
                          I think you're right, spanner. It's probably age related. When you're young you can run and jump all over the stage with attitude. When you're older you need a shirt to say, "look at me I'm wild and crazy!"




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                          • #14
                            Not only that, but

                            drummers setting up their drum sets, so that everything is lower than your chest. What up with that? Looks like a little toy drum set. Ugh!!

                            I agree. Loose the Hawaiian shirts! (especially if you're indoors). I prefer a sleeveless, Rock & Roll or 'CASH' t-shirt so I can show off my 20" guns.

                            Okay. I confess. If it's a wedding reception, I'll wear long sleeve black dress shirt with banded collar. But I still bring the Rock & Roll attitude.

                            - - - The Biff-ster

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                            • #15
                              I have to admit I'm guilty of lowering the set a little. I like actually seeing my band mates and the crowd. However, I can't get used to the two floor toms far to the right and behind me like so many people do now (so they can have small, lower toms in front or no toms in front. It's just uncomfortable to me.

                              I need to work on the guns before I can go sleeveless




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