While playing in an intimate venue such as a garage might seem neat, this only shows how much of a decline the scene (of the mid-2000s) has been. Hawthorne Heights is scheduled to play The Space in Hamden, CT later this month (which is a super-small venue). Gone are the days of performing in decent sized venues for this genre of music.
man happens all the time; alot of bands can't shake "the scene" they came from, and their fans eventually move on; moreso for the bands that were "trendy" or whatever you'd like to call them. Kinda sad, wonder how much longer they'll keep going?