Do you know a lot of hipsters? I do! I live in a very hipster neighborhood, which is a lot of fun. It’s amusing to see all of the hipsters hanging out at their favorite food trailer, 24 hour coffee shop, vintage clothing store, or record store. Not that there is anything wrong with those things, or even with being a hipster. I enjoy all of the things that hipsters like for the most part, but I swear, I’m definitely not a hipster
I think “hipster” is sort of an insult, but as time goes on, it’s just more descriptive. I definitely don’t ever mean hipster to be a negative thing. If anything, I think it’s very cool to be into indie culture and to do your own thing. I think we need more subcultures in this world, so I embrace living in a hipster town like Austin.
And yes, living in Austin has let me observe a lot of hipster culture over the years, but to be honest, it’s really left me with more questions than answers. Like, what is a hipster? How do you essentialize it? Why won’t anyone admit to being a hipster? If you are an aging hipster, are you still a hipster? I don’t know the answers to any of these questions, but I sure know a hipster when I see one. I have to admit that I envy hipster style quite a bit. Must be nice to be young and beautiful enough to get away with crazy fashions.
I thought it would be amusing to poke a little fun at hipster culture, and I hope none of the self-proclaimed hipsters take offense at this quiz: What’s Your Hipster Name? It’s just a quickie, so please give it a try and let me know what your fun hipster name is. And I’m curious… do you know any hipsters? Do you consider yourself a hipster? What makes someone a hipster these days?