I was just wondering if there are any serious hardcore/metal fans out there who wanted to brag about there local heavy music scene? I'm from upstate NY (Albany to be precise, 518). The scene here is nowhere near where it used to be (legend) but still thriving DIY style. Most of the legitimate clubs want nothing to do with the scene and putting on shows because of the fights that always break out. There is one promoter who puts on shows with serious contacts to bring in the big acts (Hatebreed, Unearth, As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Etc.). But this promoter is veering away from the hardcore scene big time. So there are only a few promoters putting on small shows (about 100-200 people), but the venues are sparse.
I guess at this point the kids around here are too tough for shows and would rather brawl in the parking lot.
Kids from around here go to other areas upstate (Syracuse, Utica, Rochester) and are hated because of their brawling ways. I've gone to shows across the state and have been unimpressed by other scenes' lack of passion.
I'm 26 and miss the days when I was a kid and shows were still brutal and tough, just minus the meatheads fighting all the time.
Anyway, enlighten me to how tough your scene is (if there is one). I'm most interested in the heavy music scene, but anyone can contribute about how great there local music scene is.
EDIT: Props for funny names for moshing/hardcore dancing. My favorite is fighting the invisible ninjas.