Ah hardcore. One of my favorite things in life. I started going to punk/hardcore shows (punk and hardcore are the same thing to me) in the early 80s. I remember sneaking out of the second story window and riding my skateboard a couple blocks away to avoid my mom seeing me hop on the city bus and going into what were bad neighborhoods at the time to see shows. I'm still go to shows regularly and I still feel a strong connection to it. I'm also still edge but I've never really liked straight edge bands.