Being from LA, we instantly feel sort of privileged because we have such history with (you know), punk bands and all that. We’ve always been blessed with great local bands that have gone on to bigger and better things and so forth. So I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of those bands growing up that I’ve liked. Funny enough, one of them, one of the first hardcore bands that I’ve actually started following that I had gotten really into was band, Taken. We had gotten close to those guys, and my first tour experience ever was selling merch for them on a week tour with Poison the Well in like 2001, and Nick Beard from Circa Survive was the bass player of that band. I’ve known him for like 11 years, and here we are now, 11 years later and on tour together. So Taken was a pretty huge part of me getting into further into punk and hardcore and stuff. My old band has played their last show, it’s been really cool that this far down the line, we’re hanging out again.