I'm born in the mid 80s, so I thought some of you guys that were there could describe the way things worked back then. Was it mostly cover gigs back then, or were there more venues for people performing original music? Whenever I hear of artists of old, they were always playing their songs at different bars and clubs in whatever place they were living. Nowdays, the few places that put on shows for not established artist only want cover acts. Was it like this back then as well, and that just gets lost in the story, or was the general public more interested in original music? The irony is that it is mostly boomers that seems to demand cover songs. If someone comes up and complains I haven't played this or that artists song, or that I'm boring for not playing Whiskey ib the jar, it's always a way to drunk man or woman in their 50s or 60s. You'd think that the generation that boasts about creating rock'n'roll should be more apreciative about creativity.