Tribute bands sadden me

Tribute bands have their place. There’s no doubting that it’s nice to see a song you know and love being performed note perfect, such as the excellent Italian band The Watch (pictured), but it saddens me that this very talented band – who perform Genesis covers as well as their own material – pulled such a large crowd at the Wesley Centre tonight, and yet had they been performing their own material instead of Genesis covers I would expect the crowd to shrink to about a quarter of that which was in tonight.
Without original bands, where would the tribute bands be?
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