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Our Favorite Concert T-Shirts

TueNighters and contributors share their beloved concert tees and rock and roll moments.

Amy Barr | Allman Brothers

Amy Barr | Allman Brothers

"I’ve seen the Allman Brothers in concert more than any other band. I saw them at Madison Square Garden at age 15, my first arena show. Now I go with my kids so I've truly come full circle."

Cheryl Squadrito | Pearl Jam

Cheryl Squadrito | Pearl Jam

“Me and Eddie Vedder backstage in 2005 First Union Center, Philadelphia. My nephew, Peter, is friends with Eddie. Glad I wore my shirt from Pearl Jam’s 2004 “Move-On” tour when I met him!"

Jody Jones | Jimmy Buffett

Jody Jones | Jimmy Buffett

“Buffett in Paris -- best show ever!”

Margit Detweiler | B-52s

Margit Detweiler | B-52s

"Got this tee at one of a dozen B-52 concerts — not sure which one. My friend Shelly and I have been seeing them since the 80s and its become an almost annual event since they tour so often. And yes, we wear wigs."

Lauren Young |Grateful Dead

Lauren Young |Grateful Dead

"That's me -- on the right -- tailgating with my lifelong best friend at a Grateful Dead concert circa 1993. I was in graduate school at Northwestern, and this show was at the Rosemont Horizon in suburban Chicago. The music never stopped!"

Susan Linney | T-Rex

Susan Linney | T-Rex

“Full (obvious) disclosure: I did not get this shirt at a T.Rex concert. But one of my favorite babysitters did, and for some reason, I really liked it. When she went away to college, she gave it to me. Only years later did I realize how cool it really was.”

Wendy Goldman Scherer | Grateful Dead

Wendy Goldman Scherer | Grateful Dead

“This is my first Grateful Dead t-shirt (from Summer Tour 1984) but definitely not my first Dead show. Probably more like my 5th? The 30-year old shirt is shredding!“

Laura Pace | REM

Laura Pace | REM

“Here's me wearing the shirt, the night of the concert. It was right after the show, October 11, 1987 in Penn State's Rec Hall with 10,000 Maniacs. I was talking to Stipe about his dressing room, which I had helped set up.”

3 Comments

  1. LaurenYoung1 says

    So many other concert pics I could have shared, but glad to see there are a bunch of Deadheads among us

  2. Margaret Linney says

    Billy Joel, Yankee Stadium, June 22, 1990 – Daughter braved the throng to bring it to me – my b-day!

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