In this three-part roundtable with Spencer Chamberlain (Sleepwave), Jonny Craig (Slaves) and Dave Stephens (We Came As Romans), we explore the state of this vast yet intertwined sphere in which the music we love exists—the scene.

In this segment, they discuss how the scene exploded, as well as the strong connection between fans and artists. “We played shows where the riot team showed up,” Chamberlain says, “because there’s so many people banging on the walls.”

“You had no idea how big it was getting,” he adds.

If you missed it, watch part one.

Videography: Bobby Makar

Interview: Cassie Whitt