I'm aware where it comes from certainly from a customer perspective, but wow, for bands? Working bands tip fellow working staff to get more work?!?!?! Like, that is new to me. That's insane...This is a solely American thing. Only we feel it necessary to pay service staff a $2.13/hr wage and then depend on the customer to make up the difference. Every other country I've dined in pays their staff a proper wage and are in awe of the whole tipping thing in America.