I have so many mixed feelings on this, on the one hand, I enjoy bands like Aussie Pink Floyd who bring a pretty killer show to people who've never had a chance to see the real Pink Floyd, on the other hand I can't help but think people take the whole tribute thing a bit to far, and gets pretty weird to me. At minimum, once the performers start adopting the looks and mannerisms of the artists they are trying to emulate is when the "weird to me" threshold starts. I get thats its part of some shticks like Elvis impersonators, but it's still strange to me. At the extreme end it starts getting really weird to me when the person in question carries that persona into their everyday life. This has been on my mind the past day or two as started collaborating with someone on some tunes. The guy sent me some pretty cool alt-country/outlaw country type tunes he wrote as he's putting a group together and I've been coming up with bass lines to them. I was pretty stoked about this until I started looking into the guy a bit more, and finally ended up meeting with him and realized that he's basically a Willie Nelson impersonator, to the point where he seems to have adopted that persona in his every day life. His latest project is all his originals, but he seems to like carrying that Willie act into his day to day life. I guess the line for me is that at some point that act has to be left behind on the stage but some people seem to get so wrapped up in it they can't seem to let it go.