This collection of essays is one that has been long needed in the field of youth subcultural studies, particularly as the discourse surrounding ageing changes in modern times. Often 30 year olds attending concerts by older performers bring down the average age, and it is not unusual to see a 40-year-old moshing. The book suffers from two minor flaws: one, many of the essays are disconnected from one another, although you see Hodkinson's and Bennett's attempts of integrating them to a greater extent. However, you ill find that one essay will claim that older people do not attend certain events connected with various music scenes, while others will state something opposite. I understand how different results might have been rendered by the analysis of different scenes, but it would be great if this was something that the authors kept in mind, as for instance Haenfler's chapter and Hodkinson's chapter - both of which I regard as some among the best in the volume - as they actually put forward two different possibilities in the context of ageing youth cultures. However, if the chapters are approached in such a way, that is a showing possibilities or possibilities within a given youth culture rather than as a general rule that applies to youth culture, this ceases to be a problem.