So there's two great thread raging about Dad Band and Setlists for cover bands. In there, folks are talking about the crappy setlists, etc. etc. that every cover band plays. Folks will say in those threads (and others) if I have to play "Sweet Caroline Alabama" one more time... Got me thinking. We can't possibly love every song we play or maybe we're sick to death of it. But once on stage (and you already know it) a song like that is, what, like 4 minutes long? I bet it takes me longer to type this post. Or walk downstairs to get coffee. Or a traffic light? So, is it really worth protesting so much over one or two songs? Assuming you already know it, and your gear is set up, etc. Now, if you have to listen to it 400 times to learn it and the whole setlist is music you hate, or the band is otherwise subpar, well maybe that's the wrong project. Yeah, rehearsing Wagon Wheel so the vocalist can learn his lines (again) isn't something I'd want to do either.... I don't gig as much as I might like, but what's 4 minutes of my time? Really? Now, there are some songs that I don't like to play because they are a handbuster or otherwise I haven't prepared as much as I should have, but that's a different story. For you grizzled vets, please enlighten me.