So I recently was called hipster. Okay cool, not mad. I asked what makes me a hipster and they were stumped. “Just the way you are! How you dress and all your hobbies!” Well, I looked up the actual word hipster and it simply is a person who is stylish and trendy in an unconventional way. It originated in the early 1940s describing jazz musicians or people who were jazz listeners. Of course, we have evolved ourselves over the years and hipsters are not all exactly people who sit in jazz clubs with a full suit and top hat every day. Just people who enjoy underground, independent music and style. If this is you, embrace it!
If you’re a hipster:
You may have one of these nice record players in your house, along with a collection of vinyls you would die for. Some of my favorite vinyls are Honeymoon by Lana del Rey, Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd, a couple Van Morrisons, and Abbey Road by the Beatles. I have plenty more and I always find myself ordering more and more. Oh! Not to mention a nice, versatile tapestry!
You find yourself at coffee shops more than usual drinking teas and coffees most people have never heard of At your local Starbucks or Teavana, you know the baristas and many times they know your order. Be aware of how often you visit a coffee shop, if you’re there close to everyday, you may be a “hipster.”
No matter what, I will always have an Apple product. I just like the look and Apple was the namebrand of the first device I have ever had. It’s just sharp looking! Even if Samsung comes out with the best phone on the planet, I will keep my iPhone.
You get angry when people ask you if you’ve heard a song that came out 3 years ago that you listened to first yet they claim it just came out.
Try again late listeners! Glass Animals has been on my playlist for years now. Gooey did not come out in 2015. But okay. Those of you who can relate, feel betrayed, in a sense. When you listened to the newest underground tracks, it wasn’t cool, but now that it’s on the radio or in a movie trailer, people change their minds! It happens all the time, learn to live with it.
Vintage-y stuff catches your eye Along with your impressive, fancy Canon camera, you have a super cool old-fashioned polaroid camera, or atleast dream of having one. And anything else not of this era. Thrift shops and antique stores are always on your to-do list.
If any of these match your personality, you may be a hipster — and there’s nothing wrong with that!
Thanks for reading, stay golden.
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