I mean I get it, I grew up dj'ing in l.a. at some of the worst venues and basement rooms in the trashiest raves from dtla to san bernardino, spending most of the night in a tiny booth filled with cigarette and weed smoke and then waiting for promoters to pay in the morning. I still think it's a good reason to at least generally dress well or how you'd like to be perceived rather than throw on beater clothes. I'm not saying you should pull a diplo and wear a suit for a gig at los globos like you're djing at hakkasan or anything. Anyway, just a random observation that caught my eye.
Hahaha I love that you've been there and your diplo example. I completely agree you should look good. I guess maybe the difference is in our perception of the term "beater clothes". It's not that I look bad. At most gigs I wear some APC jeans paired with a tee and chucks. I still look good I just wear things that are completely replacable as opposed to some seasonal pieces that I love and could never find again, in the event that some entitled foreign idiot decides to spray champagne on me as if I'm a bottle rat begging for drinks at his table. Could I dress better? Absolutely. But you've gotta appreciate the fact that if someone dumped a drink on your margiela GATs (et al) most people aren't going to care/take care of you/them.