In college at age 17 (I am now 23) I was very naive and thought that, if I saw someone in a band top, I could assume they were a fan of the band.
I met a girl who wore a Nirvana hoody to college every day. After a few days I said to her, "What's your favourite Nirvana album"? She just shrugged "I haven't heard their albums". I said "Do you like Nirvana?" She said "I've heard 'entertain us' on the radio. I like it, It's a good song."
Another time I met a girl who always wore a Korn top. I said "I just got the first Korn CD, I like it." She said "oh yeah, I havent heard any of their CDs". I said "why do you wear the top then?" She said "All my friends wear one, I like it. It's a cool top like my friend's."
What's the deal? If they had money, why did they choose to solely buy the tops and not the CDs themselves? After all these years this still bothers me more than it should and I'm still scratching my head trying to understand it.