So last night I watched an old 38 Special live concert on YouTube (I was in an arena rock cheese mood). Anyhow, I always thought they were a tight band, and had pretty catchy songs and solid musicianship. However, in watching them live, I began wondering... what purpose does Donnie Van Zandt serve in this band? I'd say 2/3 of the time he runs around the stage with a mic stand (not singing or playing an instrument). The other times, he sings a little back up, and strums some acoustic guitar (whether it's actually plugged in, who knows). So anyhow, yeah... I decided they let him stand there bc he kind of looks like Ronnie Van Zandt, and wears a cool hat like his brother did. Oh, and his last name is Van Zandt. Beside that, I cant decide what his purpose in that band is. Anyone know? Anyone have any other bands in mind with members who serve no apparent function?