According to the unwritten laws of concert etiquette, it's generally unacceptable to wear a band's T-shirt to their performances. It just makes you look as if you're trying a tad too hard. A notable exception to this rule, however, is the legendary Iron Maiden, who just so happen to be taking over the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Saturday.
Why is that, you ask? Simply put, it's because Maiden has given its fans what is bar none the most righteous collection of band T-shirts in heavy-metal history over the past 30-plus years. A lot of the credit has to go to artist Derek Riggs, whose striking portraits of band mascot Eddie the Head have graced album covers, shirts, posters, tapestries and a million other things for you to buy.
As a result, Eddie has become an instantly recognizable icon the world over, while the actual members of Iron Maiden have remained comparatively anonymous.
If history is any indication, a dizzying panoply of Iron Maiden T-shirts are sure to be on display in the crowd on Saturday, and you'd better buy, borrow or steal one if you want to fit in. Since most of you still have trouble dressing yourselves, Rocks Off has done you the solid of picking out the 10 coolest Iron Maiden T-shirts from God knows how many in existence for your convenient perusal. We've even included shopping links to each of them.
Just be sure to choose the overnight shipping option when it comes time to check out. For the hour draws near...