". . . back then if you were into punk rock you were a part of this community because everyone wasn't into [it], and you couldn't just . . . go online to find out about punk rock. You had to go to a hardcore show. . . you had to go see bands in the basement of a church or whatever. So it created like a bond between people, I think. . . it was like an extended family. . . "
- Superchunk's Mac MacCaughan
I think this is one of the points I was trying to make here. MacCaughan said it so much better.