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    Default What is it with Sammy and these damned sunglasses?

    I know this is a stupid/weird thought. But I can't help noticing Sammys unwavering usage of sunglasses onstage from the Ten13 era to now. I know a lot of people wear sunglasses, and a lot of "rock stars" (for lack of a better term) as well, but this dude has worn these things for the entire show at every show. Maybe at his age those stage lights are killin his eyes, haha. As you can tell I'm bored.

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    Might have develpoed a sensativity to light. That's what Dennis DeYoung claimed he had and it caused Styx to move on without him. Possible.

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    That's probably it. The man is 61.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pal1800 View Post
    Might have develpoed a sensativity to light. That's what Dennis DeYoung claimed he had and it caused Styx to move on without him. Possible.
    That's interesting, haven't heard that about Dennis Deyoung/Styx. I would assume that's what it is because of his age.

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    I always thought it had to do with his marijuana use, if you see pics of him without sungless his eyes look really tiny, kind of like if he just had some pot. But who knows.
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    If I remember correctly, I think Sam has a sponsorship or owns part of the company that makes those shades. I believe they are made out of aluminum?

    Anyway, if so, it is just plain old good marketing by Sam.
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    that sounds about right. but I still wouldnt think he would wear them for literally every show for literally the ENTIRE show for almost 9 years now having never done that previously at all. I'd bet some kind of eye problem myself, probably the reason he seeked out the sunglasses company endorsement and what not.

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    I noticed on LRTC, when reading a review from Kansas City, he had some pretty pretty intense glasses to read with. I wonder if it's part light sensitivity, part needing them day to day??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    If I remember correctly, I think Sam has a sponsorship or owns part of the company that makes those shades. I believe they are made out of aluminum?

    Anyway, if so, it is just plain old good marketing by Sam.
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    To me it's just his look/style. Kind of like ZZ Top having their beards...who also wear sunglasses.

    And just like these emoticons...it's who they are.

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    I'd say it's a combo of a lot of things... I would wear tinted eyeglasses indoors, because of the bright lights. I have these fucking floaters that drive me crazy. I think as he had aged, his eyes appeared to have moved closer together...and he doesnt like it.

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    It makes him look younger. He shows his age more with them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warmoth View Post
    It makes him look younger. He shows his age more with them off.

    Him and many others wear shades to make them look younger. At least, that's one possible theory.
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    macular degeneration can cause sensitivity to light... I know someone with macgen and he wears sunglasses all the time and keeps the lights dimmed in his home

    more likely is the fact that as you age, you eyes adjust much more slowly to changes in light levels....so the sun glasses would "even out" the light levels on stage (to some degree)

    perfect example of this situation is being outdoors in bright sunlight and entering one of those pubs or restauants that have a cave like lighting set up....you're blind until your eyes adjust.....and the older you get, the longer it takes for your eyes to make the adjustment

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    maybe just to hide his eyebags. heheh.

 

 

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