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Offline paris

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what is your favorite clothes for concert
« on: August 25, 2004, 09:20:40 PM »
what do you wear for your performances? i don't like big dresses and stuffs like that...it has to be comfort and pleasant to wear, but what about you?
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #1 on: August 25, 2004, 09:24:11 PM »
Business white collar shirt no pockets with black slacks, black high socks, and polished business shoes.  

Skip the tux

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #2 on: August 26, 2004, 06:58:11 PM »
Kiton suit
Attolini or Kiton shirt
Bvlgari 7 fold tie
Edward Green patent leather shoes, Carnegie model

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #3 on: August 26, 2004, 08:11:07 PM »
I rarely wear the usual black pants and white shirt.  Usually, I would have a burgundy collared shirt, and dress pants.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #4 on: August 26, 2004, 10:56:45 PM »
It depends upon the occasion.  In a more formal setting, just a white shirt, tie, and black pants.  In a more casual setting, just about any collared shirt and khakis will do.  Also, I always wear shoes with very soft soles.  I feel I have better control of the pedals when I can feel the pedals as well as possible.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #5 on: August 27, 2004, 12:42:55 AM »
my birthday suit  ;D
or commando

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #6 on: August 27, 2004, 12:46:11 AM »
wow funny you mentioned this!

I have a very strict rule of wearing nothing but BLACK when i have a competition or concert... Not only is black my favorite color (dont ask why) But I have performed in black as far back as i can remember...

Black Noncasual-Shirt
Black Pants
Black socks
Black Fancy-type shoes
(I'm not a fan of ties lol)

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #7 on: August 27, 2004, 12:54:57 AM »
I remember a senior final recital performed by a very robust student did a very striking juxtaposition with his clothes.  

All BUT the last piece, which was the Dante Sonata by Liszt he wore the normal white dress shirt with black pants.  The stage lights would come on and he would bow, sit, and perform.

But the last piece he created the best chorography by first turning off ALL the lights including the houselights.  The only lights remaining were the emergency lights across the floor leading to the exit.

But as we sat in total darkness, we heard footsteps and could faintly, just very faintly see the silhouette of the pianist's figure come onto stage.

He managed to find his piano stool and still, remember that this is all taking place in next to total darkness.

There was a slight giggle as at first the audience thought that the stage crew forgot to turn on the light.  But that was part of the show.  When the light turned on, and by light I mean singular, his arms were in a striking positition as if he was casting some arcane power onto the grand Yamaha.  This was one spotlight shining on an angle and created a dramatic lighting effect.  

More over, he changed into a black dress shirt..all black, black shirt, black pants, blank socks, black shoes.  Black Hair.  

And so the sonata began.

And it was good.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #8 on: August 27, 2004, 02:10:19 AM »
Rocawear baggy jeans, oversized Fubu hoodie, Timberland boots and a backwards baseball hat with a bandana underneath.  

And if its not a formal occasion I'll probably just wear whatever I wore the day before.  I think coffee stains on the sleeves are appropriate for casual recitals.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #9 on: August 27, 2004, 02:31:53 AM »
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Rocawear baggy jeans, oversized Fubu hoodie, Timberland boots and a backwards baseball hat with a bandana underneath.  

And if its not a formal occasion I'll probably just wear whatever I wore the day before.  I think coffee stains on the sleeves are appropriate for casual recitals.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #10 on: August 27, 2004, 06:31:21 AM »
I perform in my pajamas, with pee stains and all

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #11 on: August 27, 2004, 06:40:44 AM »
American flag speedo

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #12 on: August 27, 2004, 07:06:27 AM »
lol this topic has obviously lost its motive

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #13 on: August 27, 2004, 10:21:28 AM »
yes we can rename it in-what is the funniest clothes you can imagine for concert?

usually i wear black pants and black shoes and black shirt, but when is more formal occasion, then i wear a big big yellow tights, pink shirt, gren flat shoes and of course, big red clown nose!

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #14 on: August 27, 2004, 12:52:13 PM »
nothing except a diamond tiara and diamond necklace and silver heels how hot am i wouldn't THAT be a concert to see hahaha
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #15 on: August 27, 2004, 02:53:43 PM »
Any sort of vegetable costume.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #16 on: August 27, 2004, 07:34:49 PM »
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nothing except a diamond tiara and diamond necklace and silver heels how hot am i wouldn't THAT be a concert to see hahaha

vavavoom!
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #17 on: August 27, 2004, 09:59:00 PM »
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vavavoom!
;D


Not if she looks like Jo Brand :o :( ;D
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #18 on: August 28, 2004, 01:09:52 AM »
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Not if she looks like Jo Brand :o :( ;D



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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #19 on: August 28, 2004, 01:22:40 AM »
One name says it all:

JANET JACKSON!

now there's a wardrobe to remember  ;)

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #20 on: August 28, 2004, 01:41:46 AM »
Quote-nothing except a diamond tiara and diamond necklace and silver heels how hot am i wouldn't THAT be a concert to see hahaha-Unquote

Im not sure how to do the quote thing, but I think you've just started a new piano tradition.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #21 on: August 28, 2004, 01:44:47 AM »
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Quote-nothing except a diamond tiara and diamond necklace and silver heels how hot am i wouldn't THAT be a concert to see hahaha-Unquote

Im not sure how to do the quote thing, but I think you've just started a new piano tradition.

If that's the case, I have to stop performing, for the sake of the world. :D

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #22 on: August 28, 2004, 01:46:46 AM »
Picture this:

A piano performance with a porn/strip show running together at full speed.

What do you got?

You name it!

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #23 on: August 28, 2004, 01:50:06 AM »
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Picture this:

A piano performance with a porn/strip show running together at full speed.

What do you got?

You name it!

A Hooters that just hired a pianist, or possibly the most classy porn site ever made!  One or the other..

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #24 on: August 28, 2004, 01:55:58 AM »
No no no, you gotta be creative, well to put out the details here would land us in an XXX super duper rated RRR XXX so ummm...yeah.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #25 on: August 28, 2004, 11:48:50 AM »
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Not if she looks like Jo Brand :o :( ;D


ok i don't know who the hell jo brand is or looks like but i think i can assure you that i don't. either way i think this is my only way of getting a sold out concert!!!

i think you could probably get some pretty classy porn if you stuck a piano in it and had some nice classical music playing- just think it could really bring out classical music and people'd stop listening to rap and stuf!!
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #26 on: August 28, 2004, 12:57:01 PM »
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ok i don't know who the hell jo brand is or looks like


Have a look here for a nice pic. :o

http://www.comedycv.co.uk/jobrand/
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #27 on: August 28, 2004, 01:14:23 PM »
Now thats attractive

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #28 on: August 29, 2004, 04:25:20 AM »
oh well no iwouldn't want to see her playing the piano in a tiara and silver heels but as it has already been established, i am a pole so it's ok hahahahaha
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #29 on: August 29, 2004, 06:20:17 AM »
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Have a look here for a nice pic. :o

http://www.comedycv.co.uk/jobrand/

AHHHHH!!! :o
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #30 on: August 29, 2004, 07:33:03 AM »
Please don't turn this into something dirty or kinky, because I DO NOT want that, but has anyone here <gasp> ever played the piano in the nude? Hopefully nobody else was in the house at the time!
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #31 on: August 29, 2004, 02:00:19 PM »
LOL i can't say i've ever played nude! that'd just be incredibly WEIRD i think you'd have to be a bit drunk to do so. hmmm no i would never do that in my house then my whole neighbourhood'd be able to see me...

oh have you seen that calender girls movie? one woman poses playing nude on the piano...
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #32 on: August 29, 2004, 10:33:47 PM »
I wouldn't play anything If I had to wear a suit.

Classical music shouldn't distinct itself as high class music for old rich people.

Thats the reason you have to wear suits. And it makes no sense. It non-musical, it kills the music. Which is sad because so much of the music is great.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #33 on: August 30, 2004, 07:12:23 AM »
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I wouldn't play anything If I had to wear a suit.

Classical music shouldn't distinct itself as high class music for old rich people.

Thats the reason you have to wear suits. And it makes no sense. It non-musical, it kills the music. Which is sad because so much of the music is great.

ohh, I dont mind it...

It's part of the tradition of such a charming atmosphere- a momentary trip back to the time of the grand ballroom where the men were gentlemen in tuxes and the women, so graceful in their evening gowns- like silky angels shimmering in the chandelier light-  And the couples would exchange flirtatious glances as they waltzed.  It was so romantic!

sigh.. ::)
(Yeah, I know what you are thinking- how many 17 yearolds other than myself fantasize about this stuff?!)
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #34 on: August 30, 2004, 07:34:46 AM »
noooo suits are hot!!! they make you look classy and thus because suits are generally the same (in my eyes anyway i highly doubt i'd be able to tell the difference between something like an armani and something not armani) so you don't have to take them into much consideration and can focus more on the piece being played.

what i find interesting- i read this in a book called 'a very short introduction to music' by i think nicholas cook or someone can't remember- is that musicians wear a tux and it's supposed to look al classy and high class, whilst waiters in classy restraunts also wear tux's...
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«Reply #35 on: August 30, 2004, 04:02:33 PM »
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what i find interesting- i read this in a book called 'a very short introduction to music' by i think nicholas cook or someone can't remember- is that musicians wear a tux and it's supposed to look al classy and high class, whilst waiters in classy restraunts also wear tux's...



They also probably make more money than musicians.   ;D  whoops, i meant  >:(

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #36 on: September 01, 2004, 12:07:51 AM »
Chics dig tuxedos at classical performances, believe me. Or at least the ones who matter.  I say this from experience...   :o ;D :P :-X ;)
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«Reply #37 on: September 01, 2004, 01:06:47 PM »
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Chics dig tuxedos at classical performances, believe me. Or at least the ones who matter.  I say this from experience...   :o ;D :P :-X ;)


YES!!!suits are hot you should all wear them. i hate guys who wear really really baggy jeans and a denim jacket and they ALWAYS wear that i'm like get some clothes please or at least look presentable!so wear suits whenever you possibly can ;)
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #38 on: September 01, 2004, 03:08:40 PM »
Maybe you and I should play something for two pianos, with me in a tux, and you in your... Tiara Suit.  ;D

(And I hope you don't mean 'round the clock suits... I wear ugly old T-shirts and khakis most of the time.)
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #39 on: September 01, 2004, 03:34:25 PM »
I don't like woman that like my suit better than me or my music.

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #40 on: September 02, 2004, 03:49:57 AM »
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Maybe you and I should play something for two pianos, with me in a tux, and you in your... Tiara Suit.  ;D

(And I hope you don't mean 'round the clock suits... I wear ugly old T-shirts and khakis most of the time.)


oooh duet with guy in suit now that would be a brilliant concert!

oh and of course you and your music are much more important than suits cos i'm sure they'd rather see you without your suit on! mwahahaha ;)
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #41 on: September 02, 2004, 04:02:48 AM »
Whoa there missy... even though you're above the legal drinking age, you shouldn't abuse that privelage.  :P

I've a pen pal in Australia, she lives in Perth. You should learn one of the parts to Rachmaninoff's two-piano suite, and I'll learn the other, and then when I come visiting we could really give a concert. I'll even buy the tiara for you.  ;D
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #42 on: September 02, 2004, 05:12:42 AM »
Woa what happened to this thread  ???  ???

First naked people,  then Motrax and Tash are going to hook up. Jeez...  :P
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #43 on: September 02, 2004, 08:34:29 AM »
OK, getting back to the original question... after all this sillyness.


I HATE TUXES! AND TIES AND SUITS! AND BLACK LEATHER DRESS SHOES!

Its so uncomfortable, I hate dressing up before a concert. I only dress up like that when I absolutely have to because its a BIG performance, otherwise I jusr wear black. Ive even started trading the dress shoes for black sneakers, that look kind of dressy. I just left my hometown to study a posgraduate degree and I gave my farewell concert in jeans, sneakers and a T-shirt. It was so great, comfortable and less awkward, I was more natural and at ease. My teacher wanted to kill me, but I told her I had already packed and sent my dress clothes by mistake  :D
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«Reply #44 on: September 02, 2004, 02:07:09 PM »
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Whoa there missy... even though you're above the legal drinking age, you shouldn't abuse that privelage.  :P

I've a pen pal in Australia, she lives in Perth. You should learn one of the parts to Rachmaninoff's two-piano suite, and I'll learn the other, and then when I come visiting we could really give a concert. I'll even buy the tiara for you.  ;D


oooh bring it on! i'll make sure i go win the lottery so we can afford to bring all the pianoforum members down to watch!!

i'm sorry i really managed to get this quite off track didn't i

so i shall answer the question for the times when i am not playing in a tiara. i'll be wearing black pants, with boots or black heels, with some top depending on the weather and what i feel like wearing at the time. and some nice dangly earrings.

xox your FEMALE friend (how homosexual would i sound if i wasn't!)
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #45 on: September 03, 2004, 06:01:56 PM »
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I don't like woman that like my suit better than me or my music.


 It is better to look good than to play good.  (Try Neapolitan suits, my friend)

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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #46 on: September 03, 2004, 06:06:59 PM »
If one thinks that one should go into fashion, not into music.

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«Reply #47 on: September 04, 2004, 01:29:26 AM »
But it's not only music, It's performance!  Imagine a really great actor cting in Romeo and Juliet- He has all the lines down, says them in the most expressive, most convincing way, nearly brings the audience to tears with emotion, but not quite because.... he forgets the costume and acts in his street clothes.  It doesnt matter how great a musician you are, when not dressed for performance you are forced to have a handicap.
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Re: what is your favorite clothes for concert
«Reply #48 on: September 04, 2004, 03:50:20 AM »
My god, thats awful...

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«Reply #49 on: September 05, 2004, 02:29:16 AM »
Daevren, you don't need to be so critical about what other people wear. I prefer piano performances to have a visual aspect to them, which means I don't want to see someone wearing sweatpants and a wifebeater who hasn't bathed in three weeks. If you think the music is all about the sound, then by all means shut all the lights off and make everyone listen blind, I think it'd be an incomplete performance. We might as well forget performances and just wear headphones.
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