The best merch ever
i am a sucker for a good bit of concert merchandise. Give me a t-shirt with a cool logo on it and I'll gladly hand over $30 for something that costs ten times less than that to make. Hand me a poster for $15 and I'll roll it up and stick it in my closet with big plans to use it to decorate the wall in the home office that I don't yet have and may never get. Hoodies, love them. I've got Matthew Good soccer jerseys. I've got backpacks, pins and baseball caps.
My new all-time favorite piece of tour merchandise ever however is now the Radiohead Sigg bottle that I picked up last night at their concert at Thunderbird Stadium [mbv]. I'm a huge fan of Sigg bottles, and I use my two current ones almost constantly. I took one around as my main source of water in Europe, and I try to avoid using plastic bottles or buy bottle water in stores because of the toxic chemicals that are meant to leak into the water from plastics. Not only that but cutting back on plastic bottles is good for the enviroment, even if they're recycled.
$25 for a Radiohead Sigg bottle is a no brainer then. It's metallic so the chemical issue isn't a factor, and its washable so it's not going to end up in a garbage dump anytime soon.