The shock reunion happened at The Prince of Wales pub in Camden, North London, where Pete Doherty was performing as part of a fashion show for rock & roll designer-label Gio-Goi.
As he neared the end of his 45 minute set, Petes attention was drawn to a commotion at the door, the next thing he knew his old mate Carl Barat was being rushed through the crowd and on to stage. After an embrace and a scramble for an extra guitar the pair broke into song.
Surrounded by screaming fans and models, they played several tracks including Dont Look Back Into The Sun, Time For Heroes and an ironic cover of Oasis Dont Look Back In Anger - showing glimpses of the old chemistry and whispering to each other between songs.
Backstage afterwards - joined by Gio-Goi supremoes Anthony & Chris Donnelly - the pair spoke exclusively to MTV News about their plans for the future. Carl motioned to a new cryptic tattoo on his forearm: look Ive got it here, lets put our futures behind us, I thought that was pretty clever. Pete replied: Mmmnn. A bit complicated though.. The pair then broke into song Together again, just like the old days..
Confusing as always, but watch this space..