An Indie kid is a middle schooler or high schooler who is an intellectual, deep person who can appreciate art and other things that others may not. And because of this the kid is misunderstood and probably not popular. The word Indie in this context refers to Indie music which is defined by being thought provoking and intelligent but don't be fooled indie is a form of rock and often has electronic influence. Indie kids are most often artistic in one way or another. Wether it be music, drawing, painting or some other form. The Indie kid probably wears dark clothes converse shoes (aka chucks). But the indie kid really does not care what others think of his cloths. At this point you may be getting the Indie Kid Confused with hipsters. The main differences are age(hipsters are between 20 and 30). The other is fashion Hipsters are a lot more vintage with there style. Indies ware converse shoes to but don't let this confuse you. INDIE KIDS ARE A LOT LESS FASHION OBSESSED THAN HIPSTERS ANT INDIES PROBABLY DONT GIVE A SHIT.
Pop kid: Hey do you listen to Katy Perry
Hipster: Eww She Sucks I HAte HER
Indie kid: Yeah I dont like her either. I really don't pop music, but i see why people can get into it. I don't Know just not for me.
Originally a fairly cool kid, who wore, did and listened to what they pleased. Dressed in anything that looked cool, from skinny jeans to loose jeans, to established branded polo shirts such as lyle and scott to newer fashions such as allsaints or any make that they personally like. Listened to older bands such as the smiths or more recent bands such as KOL or radiohead. Generally they didn't really care about other peoples opinions apart from their friends. However recently the definition has somewhat changed; Indie kids generally try too hard to be "indie" and try to be different, inadvertently becoming the same as other "indies". The new age indie generally waste a lot of time trying to launch hate campaigns emo's on facebook and the internet, bad-mouthing people who have different tatses and styles.
Examples of different attitudes to other people between new age and old age indies:
Indie kid 1: Oh, have you seen those people listening to top 40 and look at their clothes, they have no individuality!
Indie kid 2: I know, why can't everyone be so unique like us!
(Old school) indie kid 1: Hey, there actually seems to be one or two catchy songs with a beat coming out of the top 40 these days!
(Old school) indie kid 2: yeah, admitedly that kid has a fairly cool shirt too!
Indie Kids are not the pretentious college twats that shop at Hollister and Topshop
. They are people with a love for individually produced media that show an interest in art and other similar forms of expression. This is perhaps because it is avoiding the rat-race, hence the 'indi' part of the identity. Despite the new forming popular beliefs stemming from British high school and College students, they are not part of popular culture, rather, the name 'indie' or 'hipster
' has been taken to embody a different meaning. An indie kid may be seen as precocious, due to the fact that they have an extensive vocabulary and do not follow the mainstream, but, this is in fact the indie kids greatest asset. I will not name a 'famous indie', due to the fact that, if they are non-existent and have been sucked into the belief that they are being individual, whilst wearing outfits practically made of money. This is why Alexa Chung
or Taylor Swift
will never be indie. Contrary to popular belief, indie kids are not actually kids, they are usually in their late teens to their 30s and usually care about environmental issues such as Fracking
. They express themselves how they want and are an interesting group of people as they value individual thought and opi...
Indie kids are just kids (normally teens) that love art and music. There is no real dress code. Some like to dress well and others dont give a fuck. We like the music we like because indie music actually has feeling. We are not all that shy, we are all DIFFERENT, thats what indie is about, you are different. And not in a nobody-understands-me sort of way. We just like different things, Non-mainstream more than anything. Not because we WANT to stand out because believe me, of that I´m sure, real "indie kids" dont TRY to stand out, we just don´t go with the flow (and not all of us stand out). We are not all bursting with happiness, we are not mad at emos, we are not dirty hippies, we are who we are and we try to accept others, mainstream or not because we want acceptance ourselves.
There is no physical style, we just see differently and LOVE a type of music that maybe not everybody knows about or likes. We are just teens struggling through the same things every other teen struggles with, trying to feel free from any tendency, trying to have fun in the meanwhile and enjoy the beauty in this measy world.
And by the way, we do like some mainstream music.
random kid: Do I look Indie?
Indie kid: No
random kid: Why?
indie kid: You can´t look indie. You simply are indie or not.
random kid: You suck
indie kid: Thanks.
Contrary to many persons beliefs Indie kids are not mean, rude or sharp-ly sarcastic. Some people believe that they are a branch of 'Emo' and they are not.
Indie Kids usually are around 13 to 19, they like to dress differently and are very opinionated. They are quite calm and are usually hated and loved by members of the public.
Indie kids tend to pity Chavs and scenes, who think they rae so cool and different, when they are not.
Indie Kids Like to stay away from places that are heavily populated. You will see them more commonly in Parks or little Hole-in-the-wall cafes.
Indie Kids honestly do not care what people think. They rae the types to laugh when people are mean to them.
You cannot put your finger on Indie Kids style because unlike the typical Emo or scene, they do not conform to their own standards.
Indie Kids are not confrontational, and usually don't hang out in large packs. They are not loud and are sometimes interested in Things like The Mighty Boosh, The Flight of The Conchords, Oscar Wilde, Asian Candy, Messy Rooms, iPod classics, Banksy, N64, Catcher in the rye, Alice In Wonderland, Big Star, Astronomy, Photography and finding young bands before they make It big, but they don't boast about It, they just smile to themselves.
Scene Kid: I just saw my favourite band play live and I got a picture with them! I will, like, so put this on MySpace! Maybe everyone will think I actually kissed him!
Indie Kid: I just saw my favourite band Play live, lucky me, I will try talk to them backstage.
Different individuals, dont try to be the same,very artsy peeps, never too full of ourselves, very friendly, very openminded to many things music, arts, clothing, etc. trendy with an edge different to other cliches, o and we dont try to be cool, we r different thats wat makes us unique but we r not wannabes
neighborhoods in NYC like williamsburg, brooklyn heights, soho, has a lot of indie ppl. the terminology "indie kids" refers to teenagers tho, trust me i am one and im happy
Indie Kids are essentially the anti-emo.The Indie Kid is at war with the emo
because the scum of the earth stole our Converse
and made it a symbol of being a twat
who likes to take 20 million self shots in the bathroom while covering one of their eyes with their over conditioned hair. Unlike the rather good-looking shoe that it once was.
Another difference between Indie Kid's and Emo's is that we are usually happy, whereas an emo would probably be crying on his own in a dark corner. The main reason we stay happy is because our music does not tell us to slit our wrists or pile on the burdens of other people.
Indie Kids are called Indie Kids because of the music they listen to. Not because of the clothes they wear.Indie
is also it's own genre of music. Not a sub-genre
of rock. Although many bands have chose to form cross-over genres.
Indie Kid: Just listened to some Pegasus Bridge. OMG those guys make me happy.
Emo: Just listened to My Chemical Romance. I might just go kill myself.