In August 2012, I attended a concert at the legendary Mao Livehouse in Beijing. I had just arrived back in China a few months earlier after being away for years, and it was an eye-opener.
It felt like the hay-day of a movement and the start of a revolution. I don't recall the names of the bands that played that day, but their energy was infectious.
Effortlessly blending traditional Chinese (even Beijinger) sensibilities with rock, the performances were anthems to free expression and the exuberance of youth.