Because all this really happened. This is how some young people actually spent their time, this is the thing to which they devoted all their energy and money and passion and life-force. Mark Leckey has pieced together a kind of shrine made up of sacred relics, fragments of nights that the participants may barely remember. Image debris from a time in their lives that they might conceivably regret, for any number of reasons, or, perhaps worse, might regret because that time is long gone, is passed and past.
What you are witnessing--what Mark Leckey is re-presenting here almost without comment-- is a collection of what may have been the best moments from a number of young British lives in the last three decades of the 20th Century. Their finest hour.