I get a lot of satisfaction out of playing orginal music and I believe that there should always be bands doing orginal music. But, I've noticed, that a lot of people look down on bands who do covers though. Like, I'll see local bands promoting their gigs saying something along the lines of "Hey, instead of going out this weekend and seeing a cover band that is just going to play the same stuff you heard on the radio earlier, come see us ect." Or there are people now in all orginal bands and they'll look back on their days in cover bands and talk about it like they are ashamed of it or something. I mean, I don't see what the big fuss is. I think people that act that way are just jealous that they are competing with cover bands for gigs. A lot of times, you have people who no longer have stars in their eyes and they just want to go down to the VFW on Saturday and play a few tunes. Why should someone be condemned for that? Again, as much as I love to perform orginal music, I also love performing covers and I always give respect to anyone who stands up on a stage and plays music in front of people. What are your opinions?