Please, let's keep the responses on topic, no "covers suck" posts are necessary nor desired. Thanks. So. Lots of bands in my area dress up in crazy costumes, clown suits or drag, jump around and do other goofy antics, play flutes, keytars, kazoos, etc., and generally take any and all measures to stand out and be different. I'm interested in any cover musicians' experiences and general opinions of these efforts, whether mild or extreme. This thread is not about what the general public or anyone else thinks, just those who "have played" or "currently play" in cover bands. My band is wanting to buff up our show, although nothing extreme, more like better dress, more movement, and better setlist flow. The craziest we get is throwing out beach balls during outdoor festival shows. Woo hoo! I would love to hear what other guys like me think about the matter... Do you play or have you played in one of these bands? If so, how did/does the experience compare to more traditional bands in your experience? Did you see a difference in income +/- ? How crazy did/do you get? Please describe your band. Mild or extreme, can you see a relationship between level of craziness and audience response/following/booking/income? Whether you played in such a band or not, what is your opinion of this approach? (Cover band players) How do such bands fare in your area/opinion? Please add any comments. Tanks!