While Americans will be spending this November 27th (AKA: “Black Friday”) duking it out for amazing deals at their local retails stores (figuratively and literally), the people of the U.K. will be celebrating another holiday in “Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day.”
Apparently, this holiday is so important it warrants its own poll on BBC Radio 6’s website. They have a shortlist of 30 different t-shirt designs featuring some obvious choices (The Rolling Stones’ tongue, Ramones seal, Nirvana smiley face, AC/DC lightning bolt logo) and some VERY British choices (Blur, The Smiths, The Stone Roses.)
Maybe it’s just us, but we think there are some glaring omissions from this list. Here are some of the most egregious:
The Who’s bullseye – How in the world does this classic logo not make the list?!
— Ficonco T-Shirt (@FiconcoTShirt) November 11, 2014
Classic Beatles Font – COME ON! YOU’RE THE BBC, AND YOU DON’T INCLUDE A BEATLES LOGO?!
— Michael Strong (@Michael24908743) October 28, 2015
Queen Zodiac logo – That’s it BBC Radio 6! We don’t want to be dramatic, but you’ve failed your people!
— Sandy Hamilton (@O8qKkYKnWa7YP3O) October 22, 2015
Black Sabbath logo – Really, BBC Radio 6…the greatest metal band of all time isn’t on your shortlist but Joy Division is? That makes a lot of sense!
— James Monkie (@JamesMonkie) October 20, 2015
Classic Van Halen logo – Do you feel that “Eruption?” No, I’m not talking about Eddie Van Halen’s epic guitar solo; I’m talking about my anger toward snubbing this awesome t-shirt.
— tshirtpix (@tshirtpix) July 14, 2015
Judas Priest British Steel logo – BRITISH…F*CKING…STEEL! IT’S IN THE NAME, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!
— Take T-shirt Store (@TakeTshirt) June 12, 2015
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.