TruffleShuffle’s Top Types of People at Gigs….

Calling all you gig-goers! Those of you out there who are brave enough to take on the crowds, long waits, cold queues, hot venues and rising prices for some amazing memories, exclusive merchandise and that high that only your favourite songs played full whack can achieve, listen up!

We love getting the chance to see some of our top bands do their thing, and hell getting to rock our classic band tshirts at the same time is just a match made in heaven! There are however a few funny things, qwerks and ….ermm niggles that have been bounced around the office here at TruffleTowers so we decided to jot them down and share them with you guys.

Yep, presenting out ‘Top Types of People at Gigs‘ list! Sit back and let us guide your music filled minds through some of our recent thoughts and memories from our latest gigs and the people who we met along the way. Enjoy!
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The Serial-merch Collector
Hmm maybe we might fall into this category a bit huh! There always seems to be the person who just can’t help themselves but show off just how much they love the band more than you by showing up in every single item of clothing and accessory the band has ever made. Good effort but perhaps a bit much for our taste.
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The Second Front-man
This one might be one of the biggest hates we came across in the office. Okay okay we understand that people just love to share the experience and go all out to some of their favourite songs, but shouting every word into the ears of the people around you so they can’t hear the lead singer themselves might not be the best way to go about it. We’re not saying people shouldn’t participate, we couldn’t stick to that rule, maybe alternate songs to give you and other a break 🙂
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The Tall/Big Hair Guy
Every gig has them and no one likes to be that guy. Yep it always seems to be the case in our experience that the tallest guy in the whole country decides right in front of you is the perfect place to push in about 30 seconds before the band starts. Great! No ones fault, some of us TruffleShuffers are over 6ft, just luck of the draw.
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The Shape Thrower
Haha! Everyone can spot the dancers who just don’t give a damn and will get the most out of their night at all costs. Picking up some wild moves through the years, these guys just love throw some beer spilling shapes and possibly act out each sentence with more feeling than Freddie Mercury at Wembley. Perhaps this one is a little more tactful than we thought as they’re bound to be given them the most amount of space than anyone. Hmmmm.
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The Cellmatographer
Maybe this time has passed a little bit, BUT their are certainly a great number of gig-go-ers out there who have decided their aim for the night is to watch the show like a really bad YouTube video, only to then get home and realise that all the videos they took are too loud to hear, to shaky to see what’s going on and also mostly of the back of the head of the person in front.
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The ‘head-down-and-barge-to-the-front-with-two-pints-in-your-hand’ gig goer.
This one speaks for itself really. Every so often you will get a nudge in the back and be forced to take a wide birth around the sever drinks in the persons hand who had decided to get past you. It’s either that or it’s a beer shower for you and your friends.
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The Parent
Easy to spot these ones, usually they’re trying to stand well away from any action and just watch the clock, but to be fair to them this is a step up from being in the car waiting outside. Usually with no idea about the band and it’s not really their thing, we salute these brave folk to take on the gigs to support their loved ones (who will probably try and ignore them with their friends). Gig on parent warriors!
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The Creepers
“People who continually creep towards the front throughout the gig.” This has become and art form in itself, often people pretending to be passing through or to reach a friend will simply use your good nature to then stand in front of you, or exploit any gaps in the crowd to edge their way forward as soon as they think the main act is about to start. Annoying but determined.
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People who have been to every gig/festival ever
We’re pretty sure everyone knows someone who has made it their aim to beat all previous festival wrist band records, be it amount and length of time on. Damn good effort to these guys, keep those memories close to hand and wear them with pride!
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The Drunk People at the Bar
For some, the pull of the bar is just too strong. This one makes some sense to us though. More space and always at arms reach to the bar and another drink, however you will sacrifice some amazing crowd moments and some connection with the band….and possibly some memories the next day.
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The Requester
There are people out there who have decided that whatever song they like the most, is the one that MUST be played at all costs. Typically this mean shouting it our at every given moment between songs, encores or even quieter intros. Non believers of set lists, these folk are out for one thing, their say even after dodgy looks from the band.
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So there they are folks! We’re sure there are plenty more gig goings on that we can mention but we thought we would end our ranty ways while we’re still slightly sane. Hopefully you can relate to a few of our concert woes but whatever you take away from this, just remember to go out there and have fun seeing a much live music as you can, it really can be heaven on earth…even with a few bugbears.
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Rock on with the help of Amplified Vintage!

Like your music collection, Amplified Vintage is forever changing and bringing loads more cool stuff to the table! With so much coolness under our belt – we had to share some of the new shapes and bands introduced by Amplified Clothing recently. If you’re looking to turn up the volume on your collection of music t-shirts, you’re in good company. Founded in 2004, Amplified has fast become the definitive go to label for authentic vintage Rock T-Shirts and clothing. Fuelled by great music, the brand is created in collaboration with some of the world’s greatest and most iconic artists and so stars the likes of The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, The Clash and David Bowie to name but a few!

Awesome oversized t-shirts feature in the new collection – with the likes of Motley Crue, The Grateful Dead and Blondie – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

More goodness follows in the form of dip dye vests…paying homage to your favourite bands in true retro style!

If you’re looking for a new (super comfy) way to show off some rock and roll appreciation then these leggings are sure to hit the spot.

David Bowie leggings

Rolling Stones leggings

Amplified haven’t forgotten about the men of the music scene. With the likes of Motorhead, Guns N Roses, Public Enemy and The Who making an appearance in our collection of  Men’s music T-shirts.

Ladies music T-Shirts

Men’s music T-shirts

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New in from Amplified Clothing!

With the Sun just starting to peep it’s little head from out of the clouds…well sometimes, we’re feeling all Summery already which has sent our minds awash with thought’s of the coming months and all that the good weather brings with it. One of the absolute highlights of any good Summer is of course…. Festivals (and well BBQ’s of course).

Heading out to a big music event without even just one band t-shirt should frankly be considered a sin, okay okay so maybe turning up to the world biggest electro festival in a classic rock t-shirt might be a bit odd, BUT for the most of us attending the likes of Glasto, Reading and Leeds, Download, T in the Park etc, a humble rock t-shirt is the perfect partner in crime.

To help you guys find you perfect style this season, we’ve been working hard to bring in some amazing new designs that are sure to tickle your t shirt taste buds. Check out our latest collection from vintage t-shirt powerhouse Amplified Clothing….

Well…they’re back and still at it! Yep The Rolling Stones have just kick-started their 50 Years and Counting Tour just last week in LA and as far as we can see, they’ve still got it! It’s amazing how they can still bring so much energy and entertainment a whopping half a century on. We’re celebrating this amazing feat with our latest Rolling Stones T-Shirts to show just that.

Mens White Some Girls The Rolling Stones TShirt from Amplified Vintage
Mens White Some Girls The Rolling Stones TShirt from Amplified Vintage

Ladies Charcoal Fifty Years Rolling Stones TShirt from Amplified Vintage
Ladies Charcoal Fifty Years Rolling Stones TShirt from Amplified Vintage

Yet another blast from the past! Black Sabbath are also still at it with their Nourth American tour kicking off in late July and some impressive UK dates booked in for December, there’s just no stopping good music! Pay homage to the mighty Sabbath with our fab new Black Sabbath T-Shirts that are packed with vintage style and design. We dare you to find better 🙂

Mens Charcoal Black Sabbath TShirt from Amplified Vintage
Mens Charcoal Black Sabbath TShirt from Amplified Vintage

Ladies Charcoal Black Sabbath TShirt from Amplified Vintage
Ladies Charcoal Black Sabbath TShirt from Amplified Vintage

We’ve loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers from the very start! Bringing out some amazing classics back in the day like ‘Aeroplane’ and ‘My Friend’, and then later Blood Sugar Sex Magik where you can’t help but love every single song, these albums will stay in our collections forever. Now still bringing out some amazing albums and expressing their opinions in the most creative way possible, this classic RHCP logo tee is are real icon and instantly recognisable to fellow fans.

Mens Charcoal Dripping Red Hot Chili Peppers TShirt from Amplified Vintage
Mens Charcoal Dripping Red Hot Chili Peppers TShirt from Amplified Vintage

Ladies Charcoal Dripping Red Hot Chili Peppers TShirt from Amplified Vintage
Ladies Charcoal Dripping Red Hot Chili Peppers TShirt from Amplified Vintage

Now any collection of rock tees couldn’t be complete without a humble Ramones T-Shirt now would it! This awesome new tee is a great way to pay homage to the US punk rock band which stormed the charts and rocked out venues throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Ladies Charcoal Eagle Forever Ramones TShirt from Amplified Vintage
Ladies Charcoal Eagle Forever Ramones TShirt from Amplified Vintage

Paying homage to Metallica’s third album, Master of Puppets, widely considered as one of the greatest metal albums of all time. This wicked Metallica T-Shirt features a distressed print of the album cover art making it perfect for any fan. Treated to a vintage wash for that authentic aged look. What a dream!

Ladies Charcoal Master Of Puppets Metallica TShirt from Amplified Vintage
Ladies Charcoal Master Of Puppets Metallica TShirt from Amplified Vintage

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Amplified T-Shirts today and pick up something that’s perfectly in tune with your music tastes and fashion style today.
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New Music T-Shirts That’ll Rock Your World!

Now as much as we love retro tees featuring all our favourite characters, films and retro icons, one of the most popular and never out of fashion must-haves is the humble rock t-shirt.

Traditionally hailing from merchandise sold at gig venues as a memento and badge of honour to say ‘I was there’ to fellow rockers, the band tee has become a fashion staple among many and is the perfect way to express yourself and love for the music that rocks your world!

Hitting the stage right now we have some of the most iconic designs around featuring some pretty big names in the biz. Check out our latest collection…

With a front man like Iggy Pop, any live Stooges event would always have been highly entertaining and full of shocks and surprises! Often regarded as highly influential in the rise of Punk Rock and initiating stage diving, Iggy and the Stooges, who formed in the 60’s saw great success in their come back of 2003, with cult classics such as I Wanna Be Your Dog. Iggy also has a great solo career, with a high point being, Lust For Life in 1977. Pick up this Iggy and the Stooges T-Shirt today!

Men's Black Iggy And The Stooges T-Shirt
Men's Black Iggy And The Stooges T-Shirt £24.99

This wicked new The Velvet Underground T-Shirt celebrates the American rock band and features the artwork from their first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico. Originally released in 1967. The recoding of the album was financed by Andy Warhol and took place during his Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour. The artwork was designed by Warhol. A highly influential and experimental album, touching on controversial subject matter, this is a must have for any music fan.

Men's Black Velvet Underground Warhol T-Shirt
Men's Black Velvet Underground Warhol T-Shirt

The 1967 Beatles album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is a real cult classic. It included tracks such as Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds, When I’m Sixty Four, With A Little Help From My Friends and this tee which features the album artwork on the front and stamp print on the back is a sure fire winner for any fan of the Fab Four. The album drew influences from music across the globe and incorporated a real orchestra. It was a real benchmark in the history of the band and this Beatles T-Shirt is the ideal tribute.

Men's Black Sgt Pepper Beatles T-Shirt
Men's Black Sgt Pepper Beatles T-Shirt

1987 was a great year for the US rockers Bon Jovi, they had embarked on the first, major worldwide tour following the release of their massive hit album, Slippery When Wet, launched in the previous year. 1987 was also the year that Wanted, Dead Or Alive was released. This Bon Jovi T-Shirt is a fab find for any fan!

Men's Black Bon Jovi 1987 T-Shirt
Men's Black Bon Jovi 1987 T-Shirt £22.99

One of the best selling Metallica T-Shirts on the planet, this awesome skull explosion tee is an absolute must for any fan of the US rockers.

Men's Black Metallica Skull Explosion T-Shirt
Men's Black Metallica Skull Explosion T-Shirt £19.99

Get Tony Stark AKA Robert Downey Jr’s Black Sabbath T-Shirt As Seen In The Avengers Movie

In 1970, British heavy metal band Black Sabbath released a song called Iron Man and although it was not inspired in any way by the Marvel Comics armour-clad superhero, it was an obvious choice for the soundtrack of the 2008 movie starring Robert Downey Jr and can be heard over the closing credits.

Taking the connection even further, Tony Stark AKA Downey Jr is permanently sewed into a Black Sabbath T-shirt when he’s not wearing his Iron Man suit in the Avengers Assemble movie and after numerous requests, you can now get the very same tee right here at TruffleShuffle.com.

 Men's Black Sabbath Tour T-Shirt £19.99 Robert Downey Jr Tony Stark Avengers Assemble
Men's Black Sabbath Tour T-Shirt £19.99 - As worn by Robert Downey Jr in the recent Avengers movie, paying homage to the group who recorded the classic song that bears his superhero character's name, Iron Man.

This wicked Black Sabbath tee ’78 Tour design has the real look of an original, vintage tee and is a bargain for any Superhero fans at just £19.99!

 Men's Black Sabbath Tour T-Shirt £19.99
Men's Black Sabbath Tour T-Shirt £19.99

Apparently, Robert Downey Jr was so taken with the tee that when asked….

Was there one particular prop he decided to keep?

His reply was…

“I walked off set with one of the Black Sabbath T-shirts!”

What can we say – the guys got good taste!

Fancy getting yourself some superhero style?

Click here to find out more and buy the very same tee for yourself!