Everything that is, except the way we dress.

The tour date business has always been a casual environment. T-shirts, tank tops, studded dog collars, heck, we’re about as loose as can be when it comes to working apparel. Which didn’t please the consultant at all.

“You gotta dress for business if you want to give them the business,” said the consultant. And that’s when he unveiled the Pollstar.com dress code.

Needless to say, we’re more than a bit uncomfortable wearing our new clothes. The ladies are already complaining that the long-sleeved, high-necked blouses make it nearly impossible to process schedules for O-Town and Nickelback, and the men aren’t too crazy about having to proof the routings for Jah Works, James Taylor Quartet and Lenny Kravitz wearing dress shirts, ties and sports jackets. And nobody is happy about having to wear the beanie whenever we’re traveling on Pollstar.com business. If only the propeller didn’t squeak so much.

But a job is a job, and we’ll just have to put up with it. We endured eight years of college so we could work here, and we’re not going to let a little thing like a dress code bother us. After all, when you consider that we get to look at the itineraries for Mercy Me and Kittie every day, a little thing like a tie or jacket is just that, a little thing, and complaining would be beneath us.

That is, as long as they don’t start making us wear pants.