One of my sisters forwarded a link to this article and interview with Laina Dawes which I found very interesting. I'm looking forward to getting a copy of her book and reading it. It was interesting but some of it was sad. I recall the first hardcore show I attended way back in the early Eighties. I felt like I had come home. I was with a bunch of folks who didn't fit in anywhere but had a found a place to not fit in together. This was my tribe. I have heard other people express the same reaction and feeling. It is sad that Laina did not get that but got rejection and skepticism instead.I realize that it's not the 1980s anymore and the scene has changed just like the music. I'n nearly 60, not in my twenties. The sense of community was lost a long time ago although you can still find traces of it. I don't know how Mrs Metal Dad would feel about it but if Ms. Dawes is ever in this neck of the woods I'd love to go to a show with her.