Monday, April 25, 2011

T-Shirt of the Week: Wax Trax! Retrospectacle

As most 242 fans know, Front 242 headlined the fantastic Wax Trax! 33 1/3 Retrospectacle on April 15 and 17, 2011.
The shows were phenomenal and I hope to eventually post some video and pictures of this fantastic once-in-a-lifetime event!

Here we have one of the many 242 shirts for sale at the event.
This is an homage to the "Official Warfare" shirt that was for sale in the Wax Trax! catalogue for many years. It features the helicopter that can be seen on the Kommando Remix shirt still available at Transmission 242 today.

The reverse features the 242 numbers forming the word "2HI4AG2" which is a clever variation of "CHICAGO".

Patrick reported to me that perhaps some of these shirts might eventually make it for sale on the 242 site or on the Wax Trax! Retrospectacle website.

Wax Trax! Retrospectacle "2HI4AG2" shirt (front)

Wax Trax! Retrospectacle "2HI4AG2" shirt (back)


  1. I totally thought about buying that Official Warfare shirt, but I had limited money so I ended up buying a regular Retrospectacle shirt.

    I definitely am going to buy one when that make them available online. I had no idea what the 2HI4AG2 meant. I saw a guy wearing it the next day and he told me.

    Did you see them both nights?

  2. I was relieved to learn that the Retrospectacle 242 shirts will be available for sale...there were a few more that i had my eye on, but missed out.
    I only went to the first 242 show due to travel conflict plans.
    It was, of course, fantastic. I shot a lot of video and will SOMEDAY get around to editing it and posting.
    I am good friends with Patrick so he was kind enough to spend a little time with before the show.
    Great times!