Monday, July 06, 2009

Every Shirt XCIX: Fallen Shall Rise

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shirt: Fallen Shall Rise
size: XL (US)
vintage: 2007
provenance: band/festival

This one was acquired at Loudfest '07 (there may be another one someday, so the year's still relevant to put on until about 2012), which was still a festival, if a kind of unsuccessful one. It was also pretty merch fail as well; there was Eric CSDO's table (which might be easily mistaken for a Hampton Beach t-shirt truck), and then there was this offering from this band, who were not particularly outstanding, but did have shirts. The festival didn't draw as well as the organizers might have hoped, but even if you end up playing to only 300 people in a venue set up for an order of magnitude more, that's still 300 people, more than you're likely to see in any three given DIY shows, and it kind of behooves you to have some stuff with your band's name and/or tunes on it in case someone in the audience thinks you're cool. I have no CDs from this band, nor any idea of what they've been doing in the nearly two years since, but I do have their shirt, and there's definitely something to be said for that from the band perspective.

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