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    Tribute bands or no?

    So I was having dinner at my local casino and they had a tiny advertisement on the calendar napkins (if you ever been at a casino buffet you'll know what I'm talking about) displaying Fresh Horses: A Tribute to Garth Brooks, set for next Tuesday...and for the record I ain't going nor would I ever attend one of those things period because full-on tribute bands always seem pretty awkward to me. Also I'm just too spoiled by the real thing.

    Now I've heard some great Garth covers, that heavy metal version of The Thunder Rolls by Overscene being a prime example. But the difference is, those covers are just a one shot thing, but I am curious, if a tribute band ever came to your town would you catch it?

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    i don't mind them IF they're done right.

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    I saw one years ago, and he was very good. I think he may have been (and may still be) a member here. His name was Dean Simmons aka The Garth Guy. Rick McKay in the UK is also good. I have one of his CDs, although I've never seen him in person. He was also a member here at PG, and some of our UK members know him and have seen him perform.

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    Tribute bands are just wrong. There's only one Garth.

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    I went to see Rick McKay way back when we lived in the UK. He is really good and I loved his show. I have never seen any other tribute band. I think as long as you don't expect them to sound exactly the same as the original, they can be a lot of fun.
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