Don’t assume you can relate to someone in their 20s just because they’re wearing a shirt with your favorite band’s logo on it. There’s a solid chance they’ve never even heard their music.
“The Wall Street Journal” just did a big write-up on how old band logos are trending right now.
They talked to a dad who was all excited when his 17-year-old daughter bought a Rolling Stones shirt and a Metallica shirt. But then she couldn’t name a single song by either of them.
They also talked to a middle school teacher in St. Louis who sees shirts like that every day. He said it’s always a let-down when the kids aren’t actually fans.
It’s happening because big retailers sell them now, like Urban Outfitters and Walmart. And a new survey found it really is a trend. 25% of Americans have worn a shirt for a band they weren’t familiar with. For people under 30, it’s 41%.
A poll last year found the most popular band logo shirts are AC/DC, Aerosmith, Queen, Pink Floyd, and Green Day.
BONUS: Top Signs Someone Isn’t Really an AC/DC Fan
- Their favorite band member is the guy who bit the head off a bat.
- They see Angus Young in that uniform and scream, “There’s a child in the band?!”
- They think “You Shook Me All Night Long” is about insomnia.
- They call the band “A. C. Lightning Bolt. D. C.”
- When you take them to a concert, they ask “Where’s the guy with the top hat?”
- When you call out “For those about to rock . . . “, they respond, ” . . . we recommend noise-cancelling headphones so you don’t disturb others.”
- They swear things haven’t been the same since Yoko came into the picture.
- After Brian Johnson asks the crowd for requests, they shout “‘Mel’s Bells’!”
- Their response to “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”? “Well, THAT’S a bad business model.”