Re: Neil peart's hat?
You could be onto something here, MFB, adding that certain savoir faire required for the style. I can't wear hats because my heair is curly and sticks out, and when I take the hat off it's flattened on the top.
So it's blues with fuzzy hair for me, as oppsed to prog with a short-order chef's hat on. I guess he felt wearing a headband would be too hippyish.
I can relate to the sweat-in-the-eyes problem, though. Many years ago I played the last song of a gig blind because it hurt too much to open my eyes.