A few years ago I remember Bob stating that tie dyes were to "loud" for his own personal tastes. How this has morphed into hate is beyond me. If Al Gore invented the internet, then I guess Bob can take credit for inventing the tie dye. But to then turn on it and hate his own invention? This falls under the catagory of overcompensation.
Now to adress some other pressing clothing style concerns. Phil used to always wear the coolest tee shirts. Lately he has been wearing button down office type shirts. I'm not sure if this has any effect on the music, but what's up with this anyways?
Between Bobs outfits and Phils dress down shirts, I think that Furthur needs to hire a clothing designer. First impressions are important. What would someone think if they never saw the band b4 and are now confronted with currenct Furthur Fashion.
I would vote for going back to the masks worn on the 1972 European tour, but my knowledge of contemporary fashion may be somewhat lacking. During the Watkins Glen show in 1973, Phil wore an Eat A Peach tee. To me that was way cool.