I did a bit of investigative journalism – I am kidding – I really just went and asked questions of the people selling the merchandise to see what was selling the fastest and why. I wanted to go the farthest out to see the lawn seat people and what they were buying.
When I asked what was selling the fastest, they instantly said, anything Babydoll size…especially the Strawberry T-shirt. The runner up is the Apple T-shirt. With the blue logo shirt and the Black tractor t-shirt filling the top four.
Sarah Cheffy of
Washington DC, who travels to every Farm Aid she said , bought the black tractor t-shirt. I did a little fashion interviewing – Tim Gunn style to see why that choice. She didn’t miss a beat and went right into how she loved the type of material – ah la American Apparel. She even went into how the graphic being rasterized ( contrasty) was a good trend and something she liked. Sarah came with a group of five and can’t wait for the next concert.
I then ran into John Mellencamp’s wife supermodel Elaine Irwin Mellencamp. She was out among the crowd with Hud and Speck, her children. They were searching for the perfect t-shirt. Elaine got the strawberry t-shirt. It shows that even with all their connections they still want to buy a t-shirt – but if they asked we could have got them one.
Willie himself never takes a free shirt – he sent Farm Aid to go get the same Black t-shirt that Sarah bought…although I doubt it was the babydoll.