person of knowledge like an elitist but looked more favorably upon behind closed doors. people hate him/her in public because they cannot be that cool but when they are alone they secretly wish to be that person.
knowledge of music and culture through the ages, fakes can only span from 70's knowledge to present true elipsters can cite beat culture and the likes.
people try to bring them down just because they are in there own eyes not as cool. everyone is in a social uniform, this would just be a harder one to maintain unlike gutter punk.
tom waits is a dirt plodded elipster.