I saw the Post-Hardcore presentation and I really felt a connection to his taste in music. I can’t say I listen to anything even closely pertaining to the genre, but as an avid listener of death metal/grindcore/black metal, I feel a similar connection with any fellow metal-head. Unless, of course, they succumb to the commonly mistaken stereotype and propagate satanism or whatever.
The genres I listen to are nothing at all like post-hardcore (I actually don’t even like post-hardcore all that much). But I liked the way he analyzed the connection he has with the few people that enjoy something he’s so passionate about. After watching his presentation, I realized I can bring two situations into context. One, I’m a huge Arsenal Football Club fan and, whenever I see a fellow Gooner, I know that he or she is in pain (Arsenal are doing terribly at the moment!) Two, I like to bond with fellow Russian-speakers. I came to DC under the notion that there would be a healthy amount of Russians/Russian-speakers. Unfortunately, I haven’t found many at all.