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Miley Cyrus just kicked off her Bangerz Tour and instead of talking about Miley’s performance everyone is talking about the merchandise stand. Young Miley offers concertgoers the chance to buy not only t-shirts and caps but also some Bangerz rolling papers.
If that isn’t noteworthy enough for you, it gets better, two of the sheets of said rolling paper are made out of real gold. Why? Well to answer that you would have to understand the creative process of Miley Cyrus, so I have no idea.
Here is what they look like:
Miley isn’t the first musical artist to offer insane merch, here are some other equally crazy items.
Some people are lifelong KISS fans and some want to remain connected to the band for even longer than that. For those eternally dedicated fans there is a KISS coffin. Yep, you read that right, you can be put to rest in a coffin decorated with image of the band. That is dedication.
Other pieces just leave you scratching your head, like why would a band like The White Stripes create a branded sewing kit? Do their fans really like to sew?
The next insane piece of merch is a collaboration. Deadmau5 and Sol Republic have join forces to create Professor Meowington PhD, for those who do not follow Deadmau5, Meowington is his cat. Few felines could afford the luxury of these headphones, the limited edition headphones cost $1,000. Those who were lucky enough to snag a pair also contributed to a great cause, all proceeds went to the ASPCA. They even made this awesome infomercial for your viewing pleasure.
If you are looking for something a little more practical, how about OK Go air freshener for your car. They say you have made it as a celebrity when you have your own fragrance, I wonder if this counts.
It seems like 12 year old girls have run out of space on their walls for Harry Styles posters, so they have started to plaster his face on their fingernails. Don’t worry it isn’t just Harry, the other One Direction members are available for your manicures as well.
If you are like me and enjoy listening to Owl City when you want to relax, you may like their adult onesie pajamas, they’re footed of course.
Last but not least is an item marketed to Justin Bieber fans, but I am pretty sure many who aren’t fans of the pop sensation wouldn’t mind taking a swing at the Justin Bieber Pinata.
If you aren’t into obscure merchandise, you can stick to listening to the music of your favorite artist. Download BearShare to get all the music you need, free and legal.
I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.