The article focuses at the presentation of the significance of popular culture in the process of creating modern communities. The paper was stimulated by David Gilmour's concert in Gdansk in 2006. Popular culture is not only a sale product as numerous critics of mass media culture see it. The author treats popular culture as space in which most of the society lives and creates or negotiates various meanings. Popular culture (just like folk culture in traditional communities) defines the identity of individuals or groups. The author explains that popular culture forms space for socialisation which is not restricted exclusively to the young generation and hence deserves a pedagogical reflection, free from evaluative prejudices referring to its cultural significance.