Arcade Fire Says “Relax,” Dress Code is Not Mandatory
Just two days after it was determined by the music press, RiffYou.com included, that Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour “dress code” was a ridiculous thing to implement, the band has taken to Facebook to clarify their position:
“To everyone really upset about us asking people to dress up at our shows… please relax. It’s super not mandatory. It just makes for a more fun carnival when we are all in it together. So far these have been the best shows we have ever played.
See you soon. Love, Arcade Fire.”
Beneath this post, a ton of fans defend Arcade Fire’s formal attire and costume requests, while some looked to lash out at those who seemingly took the band’s request way too seriously.
However, to be fair, the last time I checked there wasn’t any mention on the Ticketmaster event pages that the dress code wasn’t mandatory. As far as I can tell, when a dress code is noted for many types of events, it is to be assumed that the hosts require their guests to look a certain way if attending their event. If they choose to go their own way, problems could arise.
Nevertheless, Arcade Fire has poured a big bucket of water upon the issue before it really had a chance to flame on.
Love the idea or hate it, it’s hard to blame Arcade Fire for trying to make their tour an event as opposed to many nights of shoelace staring.
If you plan on catching Arcade Fire on this tour, will you dress up?