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Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization

By Daniel Sandoval

Standing outside an art-party next to a neat row of locked-up fixed-gear bikes, I come across a couple girls who exemplify hipster homogeneity. I ask one of the girls if her being at an art party and wearing fake eyeglasses, leggings and a flannel shirt makes her a hipster.

I’m not comfortable with that term,” she replies.

Her friend adds, with just a flicker of menace in her eyes, “Yeah, I don’t know, you shouldn’t use that word, it’s just…”


No… it’s just, well… if you don’t know why then you just shouldn’t even use it.”

Ok, so what are you girls doing tonight after this party?”

Ummm… We’re going to the after-party.”


I’ve always found that word [“hipster”] is used with such disdain, like it’s always used by chubby bloggers who aren’t getting laid anymore and are bored, and they’re just so mad at these young kids for going out and getting wasted and having fun and being fashionable,” he says. “I’m dubious of these hypotheses because they always smell of an agenda.”

Punks wear their tattered threads and studded leather jackets with honor, priding themselves on their innovative and cheap methods of self-expression and rebellion. B-boys and b-girls announce themselves to anyone within earshot with baggy gear and boomboxes. But it is rare, if not impossible, to find an individual who will proclaim themself a proud hipster. It’s an odd dance of self-identity – adamantly denying your existence while wearing clearly defined symbols that proclaims it."

Gavin McInnes - one of the founders of Vice, who recently left the magazine, is considered to be one of hipsterdom’s primary architects (according to Adbusters)


Isn't it exactly the point of such trend? not to fit in any trend? then how can anyone be proud to be called a hipster?...

fuente: Adbusters

5 comentarios

mexican flamboyant on 5 de septiembre de 2008, 7:19

ah no, tradúcelo

pesina on 5 de septiembre de 2008, 9:42

en españa les dicen gafapastas

Le moustache¡ on 7 de septiembre de 2008, 22:06

ja no ma! esa reva la vi en canada hace como mas de mes y medio dudes! jajaja ya hasta la sonika saco su articulo...

dnytron on 8 de septiembre de 2008, 9:21

otra vez, la explicacion,
mexflam no anda por ahi encontrando el hilo negro a las cosas, son articulos que se comparten y no importa si es de hace 3 años o de pasado mañana, es una comunidad para platicar, comentar, compartir.
Si el fin de postearlo hubiera sido tan pretencioso hubiera colgado todo el articulo no?

die hipster die and im not jerry muerte on 10 de septiembre de 2008, 15:54

es muy hipster bashear un articulo nada mas porque no es nuevo. no solo articulos, sino rolas, bandas, ropa, lentes, paginas, corrientes de diseño, etc... ESO es lo malo de los hipsters.