When I lived in Ewing, NJ, Break Away seemed to be the most popular local band, up there with The Cryptkeeper 5. In all honesty, I didn't think either was that good at the time. The latter seemed to borrow too heavy from 80s popmetal influences and the like, and the former seemed to cop riffs from Blink-182. At the same time, they seemed to mean a lot to local kids--mostly girls, but yeah, some boys, too. I was the frontman of a homemade grunge band called Fermented Sloths... the quality of our records was atrocious, and there was an intriguing blend of haters, likers, and lovers. Anyway... it really is interesting that such a blend of styles came from Central-South Jersey in the mid 2000s, and I do miss THAT element of that era of my life, in which I took these things so, so to heart and would mock Break Away while, at the same time, actually liking a couple of their tunes in my heart-of-hearts. I'm not 23 anymore, but part of me always will be, I guess.