Everyone who, like me, lives in or near Harrisonburg absolutely know that it is not exactly a cultural Mecca. Shapiro really is the best thing to ever come from this city; I'd like to know of anything arguably better. I think that instead of persecuting the writer of this article, perhaps it would be more pertinent to comment on Shapiro, what the article happens to be about. Seeing as how the writer, someone who seems at best unimpressed with Harrisonburg, is "amazed" at this local band. We should be proud to be associated with a good band, a band of a caliber not anticipated of the small city they've come from. Harrisonburg does suck. There's really no need to mask that with ornate patriotism toward the town. I think the article successfully conveys the contrast between how small Harrisonburg is, and how big Shaprio can be. So. Shapiro: Appreciate them. They will get too big for us.
Also, regarding the comment made by "Learn Toswim", I think that before making a claim about how good your favorite band is, I would recommend listening to the band you're comparing it to. You might just find a new favorite band.