There are a couple of active threads floating around at the moment in which the term "Dad Band" is being tossed about as though understood to mean "somebody other than us!!!". That said - I'm curious what the consensus is regarding what constitutes a "dad band"?
Clearly, just being a dad isn't the deciding factor .... there are lots of dads out there in bands that they don't consider to be a "dad band".
Neither is age apparently the sole determinant ... again lots of older guys are playing with bands that they don't seem to consider being a "dad band".
Is it music selection? ...plenty of older, classic rock material on the playlists we've seen posted by folks who don't appear to consider themselves a "dad band".
Is it the type of venues they play? ...plenty of links out there showing venues where the bands are set up on the floor in tiny little joints - shared by guys who don't appear to consider themselves a "dad band".
Is the number of gigs per month? ... lots of forumites who are older and likely fathers gigging the 1x-2x per month schedule - and mentioning "dad bands" without it seeming to apply to their band.
So ... what is it exactly that makes a "dad band" a "dad band"?