Indie kids are identifiable by their shabby garb, coupled with their ray-ban glasses and brand new cars.
Dan- "Amazing how they're all paying the rent for their houses by being 'writers' 'singers' and 'songwriters'."
Phil- "I know.. it's almost like.. their parents pay for everything"
Dan- "Oh well, lunch break's over and those bills don't pay themselves"
All for organic (food, beauty and hygiene products, etc.)
A very thorough knowledge of independent music, but most enjoy a variety of genres.
Artistic and independent film buffs.
A deep love for all forms of art.
Most tend to be very witty, but this can come off as sarcastic and snobby.
In high school, Indie kids were/are a bit awkward, because they find it hard to communicate with those who don't have the same ideals. This doesn't mean that they won't talk to you. Conversation is well liked among the Indie, but their ever churning minds are rarely understood. This is where humor comes in, and Indie kids tend to be very clever individuals who can come up with a funny little quip almost instantly. A lot tend to pursue stand up comedy. Also, an Indie kid will talk your ear off, sew it back on, then talk some more if music comes in to the conversation.
Art is rooted deep within the heart of any Indie kid, and probably has been their entire life. Whether it be music, photography, writing, cinematography, painting, or any other art form that wasn't mentioned. Many become pretty successful artists later in life. The Green movement is also supported by almost all Indie kids. If art isn't their first passion, the earth is.
The Indie style:
It's not uncommon to see Indie kids haunting antique shops and thrift stores, for they love all things vintage. Earthy colors, buttons, plain t-shirts, torn fabric, knitted items, denim jeans, and comfortable shoes are all seen in the Indie style of both sexes. Vintage looking jewelry is also popular among females, but something handmade or of sentimental value is often preferred. Indie kids do care about their appearance, they just don't obsess over it.
The Difference between Indie and Emo:
Many have described these differences as a "war". This is not the case. If there's one thing an Indie hates, it's complete stupidity. Unrighteous self pity, and closed mindedness are all seen as stupid. Indie kids do like their style/music, but don't criticize other's for not liking it as well. They accept people of all colors, shapes, sizes, and styles. Though, once someone does show a decent amount of shallow emotion, an Indie kid will stop speaking instantly (this is bad.) There is no war, just a frustration with the traits that often come with the Emo style.
All in all, an Indie kid doesn't need much to be happy. Good friends, good music, good food, good conversation, and good laughs. True bliss. A simplicity that this world seems to lack.
Indie kid2: Want to watch it?
Indie kid1: Sure, I'll go brew some tea.
They named a genre of music after him, apparently, but I dont know anything about that.
Just remember people... Indie is not a label, group or class!
Indie - Ohh I really like that shirt, whay only £4! Im gettin it!
Poser - But its not indie or anythin, infact its quite sporty!
Indie - Ohh shurrup! I like it, im gettin it!
FACT: Most indie bands are signed to small record labels. Notable exceptions are The Flaming Lips, and Modest Mouse.
FACT: Not all people who listen to indie have to be elitist assholes, although a few are. Such as myself.
FACT: Most indie bands are obscure, whcih makes people who listen to them feel special. Very special.
FACT: Best damn music on the market.
Indie Kid: Wow. I just picked up some Xiu Xiu, Q and not U, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Joy Division.
Kid: *Awed Silence*
Me: No, I'm not anything, I'm just normal.
Townie: So you is a indie, ay?
Me: Whatever you want to call it.
people who are indie are not trying to follow along with any fasions or trends, they where whatever they like, they dont take any shit from anyone, unlike most goths, emos and chavs which are all trying to be somthing and have a false personality covered in crap, indie people just do what they want when they want, no this dose not include people trying to make a political statement by wearing a pink shirt to school. Indie people are often cool too, and would not be embarresed like most people today by there parents and own personal intrests.
CoolKid2: Yeah my parents too.
CoolKid3: Yeah my Parents let me have parys with loads of beer too whenever i want them, and they dont care what happens.
Well if it was my parents they would call an ambualnce if someone passed out from drinking too much.
Starwars is so gay, im glad i never liked it
Yeah me too, never even see them
Yeah only nerds are into that stuff, i dont even know why they bother making it, no one ever watches it.
I used to be into the star wars films a few years ago, i kind of went off it though as i was disapointed with the newer films. anyway i prefer more realistic films.
I hate those fucking emos, no one wants to here how there lives are so "shit", or why they need sympathy. I used to have a friend who went Emo, he still has the same personality but it is coverd in all that emo shit, so i cant even talk to him now without hearing about how his life sucks and how he is so depressed.
Oi nob'ed, ah ah ah, nice trousers, stitch it up mate ah ah.
(trousers have hole in the crotch)
Nice Face Faggot, do you rub greese into it to help the fungus grow?
*Chav walks off insulted