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The Stories Behind Band Tees at CSU

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Music is universal. Music could, perhaps, be the greatest creation of man. It is an art form that touches the lives and souls of so many people.

It has the ability to make people feel happy, sad, or even angry. The fact that a song can give a person goosebumps or can make a person cry is absolutely incredible; it is a force that is capable of so much more than what meets the eye.

I met six individuals who are all passionate about music, and who express themselves and their tastes in music through band tees.

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  • Ethan Rath is an undeclared freshman who is thinking about pursuing dentistry. He is wearing a Deadmau5 shirt. Deadmau5 is a Canadian electronic music producer. “Deadmau5 has always been one of my favorite artists, so when I saw that he was going to be playing at Decadence I knew I had to go,” Rath said. Decadence is a large electronic music festival in Denver that takes place Dec. 30-31. Photo credit: Anna Fakinos

  • Maggie Schnettler is a freshman environmental engineer student. While Schnettler does not regularly listen to The Beatles, they are a classic band that produced some of the most well known songs out there. “The Beatles are a band that everyone likes because they are a huge part of music history that most people can appreciate,” said Schnettler. Photo credit: Anna Fakinos

  • Nayely Raygoza is a freshman interior design major. She went to see the Young Rising Sons, an indie pop band, with a group of friends this summer. She admits that she was not entirely familiar with the band, but she became a big fan after having front row seats at their show at the Bluebird Theater. “We were able to talk to the band and take pictures with them after the show had finished,” said Raygoza. Raygoza also stated that it was a really cool experience because at the time, they were not a very well-known band, but now they are becoming much more popular. Photo credit: Anna Fakinos

  • Soren Stanback is an undeclared freshman. Soren is from North Carolina, where he has seen the musical group Flatbush Zombies a couple of times. “I have been a big fan of Flatbush Zombies for a while, but it was not until the second time he saw them that he bought the shirt,” said Stanback. Photo credit: Anna Fakinos

  • Tyler Felske is an undeclared freshman. Capsize has always been one of his favorite bands, and they played at Vans Warped Tour this year. After Capsize played their set, Tyler went to the merchandise tent and asked the vocalist which shirt he thought was the coolest. The vocalist said the one pictured, so Tyler bought it. Photo credit: Anna Fakinos

  • Emma Ingram is a first year business student. She had wanted to see a band called Joyce Manor live for over three years; however, all the shows they had been playing in Denver were large festivals that she was unable to attend. Finally in June, she was able to experience this band live, and she even met them after the show. “It was one of the best live shows I have ever been to,” Ingram said. Photo credit: Anna Fakinos



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