It was then I realised why being double the average age in that venue was such a shock to the system. The disdain I felt was merely a thinly veiled disguise for my jealousy. I was just envious that I haven't got the energy to get that excited on a Wednesday night.
There were crowd crushes, there were flares, there were naked guys climbing up towers and there were bloody noses. But aside from all the ominous scenes and injured gig goers that have dogged the headlines since Saturday, The Libertines at Hyde Park was a much needed injection of much-missed rock and roll.
I'm a bit bored with generic bands these days. Everything seems to have been done, so thank heavens York-based musical troupe Blackbeard's Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music recently.
I'm at the Society of the Golden Slippers, an intimate music showcase, and am lucky enough to be watching Elvis' daughter sing in a space the size of your front room. It is so crowded I have to contort my body into shapes I learned at yoga to just-about-see Lisa Marie's feet.
Ska punk was big in the nineties. Huge, even. And now, with the fashion world firmly focusing on the revival of dungarees
At a time when many talented Hungarians are abandoning their home country with promises of fame and success abroad, The Carbonfools may have an international outlook, but Hungary remains their home.
In a year which has seen releases from some of the most innovative names in music, it's two jazz albums that find themselves among the very best.
Converse have urged us to #GetWinterized for their latest campaign by not only releasing their latest AW13 sneaker collection, but also throwing in a fair events to wear them to!
I spoke to Mark (who sounds uncannily like film director Alan Parker) about his act, influences and what happens when he's completed his 100 acts.
Having had massive success with remix work for chart toppers including Ed Sheeran, True Tiger, took it upon themselves to serve up their sonically flavoured beats to the MC with one of the biggest lyrical appetite, Big Narstie.