Having read the forum for a while it's came to my attention that, with a predominantly American membership, users talk about gigs in a way that I, being from, and gigging in, Scotland (UK) can't relate to. To be more precise (when talking about the average gig): bands playing in the UK are expected to be an originals band whereas across the pond a covers band is what is expected? Also, people talk about two, three or four sets a night when in the UK (at least, in Glasgow) we're only expected to do one half hour set in a four band bill. If this is true (come to think of it the half hour of original material may be peculiar to Scotland so correct me if I'm wrong), do you think that encouraging bands to produce original material is a good thing or is the North American model better where, as a cover band, it's easier to become a working musician? Thoughts?