Listeners of BBC 6 Music have been sending in photos of themselves in their old band t-shirts.
LONDON — Once a year, digital radio station BBC 6 Music asks its listeners to wear a band T-shirt to work, and send in their photos. Using the hashtag #6MusicTShirtDay, which has been trending for much of Friday, it's a chance to celebrate those dusty old tees at the bottom of your drawer and rediscover familiar sounds from the past.
Listeners and musicians alike jumped at the chance to show off their threads
@BBC6Music Husband wins #6MusicTShirtDay by wearing the ultimate Band tshirt - THE Band.— Silly Goose (@goosie1966) November 28, 2014
We've gone for the classics today for #6MusicTShirtDay @BBC6Music @thestrokes @SmashingPumpkin— Big Deal (@wearebigdeal) November 28, 2014
On my way to the office @BBC6Music #6MusicTShirtDay #AM— Lenny Lennerson (@kennythecopyguy) November 28, 2014
#wearyouroldbandtshirtday #6MusicTShirtDay #FleetwoodMac @BBC6Music— Jodie Norton (@TheNorts2784) November 28, 2014
The day gives a chance to compare merch from different bands, including Pavement, David Bowie, Primal Scream and Blondie in this line-up:
RT @BBC6Music: Not your Usual Suspects! #6MusicTShirtDay @chalmerssarah @LindzBennister @207_Woz_Ere— Lenny Lennerson (@victoria111) November 28, 2014
We learnt several things over the course of the day.
1. Your first band T-shirt is usually your favourite
1st ever band T-shirt from my 1st ever gig. 20 year old @blurofficial from Ally Pally. @BBC6Music #6MusicTShirtDay— Ewan Mitchell (@EwanMitchell) November 28, 2014
2. Policemen like punk
— Bruce Newman (@bruckiej) November 28, 2014
3. Band T-shirts are a lovely way to remember family
#6MusicTShirtDay My dad was in this band, sadly missed and had this made for me, love it! @BBC6Music— Nick Hyde (@nickmhyde) November 28, 2014
4. Sometimes the most obscure bands have the best tees...
Wearing my@28costumes one for #6MusicTShirtDay. Liverpool's best kept secret. @silentsleepband @BBC6Music @voorock— Toria Buzza (@ToriaBuzza) November 28, 2014
5. ...although Belle and Sebastian do a fine line in them, too
#6MusicTShirtDay @BBC6Music Belle & Sebastian!— Laura (@moominbadger) November 28, 2014
6. Band tees can bring people together
Not blaming @BBClamacqshow but the two on the left are now married :D— Marc Williamson (@marcawilliamson) November 28, 2014
7. Discovering that your old band tee still fits is a joyous occasion
@BBC6Music - it still fits! #6MusicTShirtDay— Dave Cook (@DaveCook54) November 28, 2014
@chris_AMx: @BBC6Music My haggard old Ramones t-shirt I've had since I was 15. still fits! #6MusicTShirtDaypic.twitter.com/cVQr4Xzl4N— Chris Morgan (@chris_AMx) November 28, 2014
8. Band tees are a way of life for many people
@BBC6Breakfast @BBC6Music @shaunwkeaveny Morning! I wear a band tshirt to work every Friday - here's today's!pic.twitter.com/pboMf36vTZ— Dotty McDot (@musicvstheworld) November 28, 2014
9. Office dress codes can't suppress the public's love of music
@BBC6Breakfast @BBC6Music #6MusicTShirtDay I'll be sneaking this under work shirt pic.twitter.com/j7PUQrA0AT— lobstergirl666 (@lobstergirl666) November 28, 2014
10. Indie band James is still going strong in the hearts and minds of Brits.
— Mathew Horne (@mfhorne) November 28, 2014
11. Some shirts last longer than others
@BBC6Music 1987 Guns and Roses original - might have been a duster once #6MusicTShirtDay pic.twitter.com/g41HxT4b6d— Mrs_Ireland (@eddiecrumpet) November 28, 2014
Tags: BAND, LIFESTYLE, LONDON, MUSIC, T-SHIRT, UK, WORK & PLAY, WORLD