Big bluestem is a tall native grass with a bluish tinge to its stem. Like most native grasses, it helps support the stalks of wildflowers and is the host plant for a number of skipper butterflies including the Delaware skipper. Clearly these two are an old-fashioned evening of bluegrass entertainment. I'm sure they played with Bill Monroe and the Foggy Mountain Boys. But you can say you saw them at Checkerspot Farm. We won't tell.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US
Big Bluestem Concert-T (Navy)
I always loved the iconography of concert T-shirts - the distinctive art work which conveys not just one concert but an era in time. It's a badge of honor that proclaims, "I was THERE!" Unfortunately, I really hate concerts. I'm short; so in a crowd, I never see much other than the person in front of me. My attention span is even shorter than my stature and I have little patience with being too hot and too close to people experiencing chemically induced excitement.
Although I covet Concert T's, wearing one if you didn't actually go to the show, feels presumptuous. I anticipate embarrassing conversations like this:
Person: Wow! Metallica is phenomenal in concert! You were lucky to catch that tour
Me: Well, I didn't actually see the concert
Person: What do you mean?
Me: I just bought the shirt.
Person: Oh. (strained silence)
Once I discovered that wildflowers and butterflies have names like "Bastard Toad Flax" or "Great Spangled fritillary," the solution was obvious. These wildflowers and their hosts NEEDED a Concert T-shirt. Bastard Toad Flax clearly required an early Jethro Tull design. Big Bluestem is a 50's bluegrass band and Ironweed -pure metal. I can't say exactly when these concerts will begin. Some might perform across the street or they might not show up at all. I am not their manager - just the venue owner. You are welcome to sit with me on the porch and watch the show or just wear the T-shirt. I promise, no one will know.
Note: All T-shirts, like most purchased off the internet, are created with DTG printing. Wash them inside out and in cold water and air dry. (Advice from a T-shirt printer friend)
Also Note: I put mine in the dryer and they have been fine.