I faced these same situations in Brazil. We had a nice punk rock/emo/screamo and stuff scene. I played in some bands too and almost every show were to others bands members and friends in small clubs and pubs. Reading your text made me remind good and bad moments of my life and how they impacted in my actual person. I remember watching Rufio with another only 10 people in a club in Santos in Sao Paulo State and I was thinking that it would be a shame for an international band that was touring in South America to only have 10 people watching them, but now I know that they were there not for money or for fame, but to do what they like and believe. Nice text.