You can recognize a hipster for their odd piercings, odd colored hair, tight jeans, donated clothing and pothead-like voice. They can usually be found at raves or indie rock concerts, and occasionally at house parties rolling up their own cigarettes and / or holding a Pabst Blue Ribbon. You may also recognize their incredible ability to reject reality and their intense effort to do absolutely nothing. This means staying up til odd hours of the morning, and sleeping all day, only to wake up, smoke a cigarette, then smoke 2 other drugs just in time for another cigarette. They usually proceed to ask to borrow some money, being they just spent it all on smoking, instead of necessities like food.
Hipster (Storm): uhhhh, oh yeah haha. I went out to a foam party and dropped 90 bucks on shrooms man. It was unreal man heheh. I was trippin balls and danced my ass off for hours then hooked up with this chick with blue hair and a shaved head.
Normal Human: Oh. Sounds... Sounds fun man..
Normal Human: Say, that cough sounds pretty nasty. You aren't sick are you?
Hipster: Nahhhh man, i don't know, it just came outta no where man. I've had it for a while now.
Normal Human: It couldn't be from stupid amount of smokin--
Hipster: Hah what?
Normal Human: Oh..
There needs to be a realization that 'Hipsters' and 'Indies' are two different cultures.
'Nick' wears a "Maps & Atlases" shirt, straight legged jeans and bigger glasses because he saw it on Jack. Nick envy's people like Jack. Nick tries to copy their style of dressing so that he can feel more like Jack. Unfortunately, Nick can't realize that there IS NO style of 'independent thinkers', and that as a result of his trying to be 'indie', he has bastardized the entire culture. Nick is a hipster.
a group of arrogant poseurs who believe themselves to be better than you or me, because the are non-conformist. defined in this case by conforming slavishly to a different group.
they aggresively dislike the term 'Hipster' as they know that it marks them as stupid and moronic, so they call everyone else hipster, kind of like how the most aggresive homophobes call everyone else gay
3 weeks later
"oh man, i hate 'this band' they make good music and everyone has heard of them. anyone who likes them is a Hipster"
A hipster generally doesn't follow the general social standards because a hipster feels more intellectually inclined and claims to be cultured. A hipster is generally enrolled in art school and takes photos of things that are trendy. (Mostly themselves and their friends who are also hipsters.) Hipsters claim to be the cultural phenomenon of our time and modern day philosophers. But don't be fooled, hipsters have not contributed to changing the world or benefiting it in any way other than acknowledging that Salvation Army has enough colorful clothing for everybody to wear.
Jack: Why is that kid coming out of Salvation Army with bags of clothes?
Betty: That boy is a hipster. He's against mainstream society!
Jack: Oh, I'm silly.
Betty: Yeah, you are.
You: "I know, right?" (mental note to self: shave moustache and get PBR tattoo removed A.S.A.P!)
* See ironic. Not to be confused with Alanis Ironic
Non-hipster: No thanks, they use foreign slave labor.
2: Oh, yeah, thats that Hipster that works in that coffee shop. She's a bitch, but she's cool.