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People who don't think they are better than you in every way.

They know it.
I am one of them. Indie is still independent. For now.
by A_l_e_x_ July 08, 2006
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is another soicial class like chav, goth, emo ect..
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.
CoolKid1:My parents wouldent mind if any one drank a few bottles of booze and passed out at my house, they dont give a shit to what i do.

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.

IndieKid:
Well if it was my parents they would call an ambualnce if someone passed out from drinking too much.
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CoolKid1:
Starwars is so gay, im glad i never liked it

CoolKid2:
Yeah me too, never even see them

CoolKid3:
Yeah only nerds are into that stuff, i dont even know why they bother making it, no one ever watches it.

indieKid:
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.
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IndieKid:
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.
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Chav:
Oi nob'ed, ah ah ah, nice trousers, stitch it up mate ah ah.
(trousers have hole in the crotch)

IndieKid:
Nice Face Faggot, do you rub greese into it to help the fungus grow?

*Chav walks off insulted
by Liam archwrite July 12, 2005
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short for independent music.
contrary to what most people say about indie kids, they're actually very nice people.
there are a few indie kids who look down on others because of their "exclusive tastes in music and culture".

but generally, most indie kids are "indie" because they are INDEPENDENT and dont care what others think. they're nice people who will hold a conversation with anyone about anything, not just music.
not all "indie kids" have wavy hair and wear converse. indie is whatever you want it to be. its about being true to yourself and the things that you truly enjoy.
there is no way to BECOME an indie kid. indie is INDEPENDENT, so just be yourself :)
by yeahwhatev. May 04, 2009
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The indie scene had originally been started by people who wanted to deviate from the norms of society. They did this through both music and fashion.

Contrary to popular belief, indie was never just about listening to bands nobody else had heard of - it was about appreciating all music for what it was - a form of entertainment, that appeals to different people.

This spawned a generation of Indie kids, who would go out of their way to try and be as "indie" as possible, essentially conforming to the acceptable indie standards. The indie scene quickly became the one thing that it set out to differentiate itself from - a clique.
What most "indie" kids dont realise is that looking indie, and listening to indie bands just isn't enough. You can't just "become" indie - you either are, or you're not. Being "indie" to try and conform to the indie scene is not indie, because it defeats the point of being indie. Indie is about being independent, therefore, following your own style and own opinions. Someone who is really indie will dress how they want to, look how they want to (though i guarantee that the jeans, hoody, messy hair look will be popular) and listen to whatever music they want to. most importantly, to not care what others think, and to be universally accepting to every genre of music, and not just write it off because it doesn't fall into a certain category.
Being truly indie is really like being "none of the above".
Guy 1: That girl's indie because she listens to arctic monkeys and wears dresses that look like they're from the 1960's
Guy 2: That doesn't make her indie, that just means she looks like someone who has been inspired by the indie scene

Guy 3: Look at the indie kids gathered outside starbucks. They all look the same.

guy 4: They probably aren't all indie then, most of them probably just like the idea of being indie.
by Samwiez September 27, 2010
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Anything (band with independent label, style, person, etc.) that is 'independent'.

Bands are considered indie if they are independent label and make almost no money at all.

Kids generally call themselves indie when they shop at thrift stores. After their escapades in the thrift store, they then buy thousand-dollar Nikon cameras and a polaroid. They take loads of pictures from strange angles, take pointless pictures (such as shoes), and take provocative pictures (but to them, it's not provocative - it's indie).

These people then bitch to normal people about how 'normal' is overrated and that listening to mainstream music shows that you have no individuality.

Apparently, the only way to be an individual is to buy cheap-ass clothes that have been worn by who knows how many people, waste your time and money, and preach to others.
Indie Guy: What are you listening to?

John: Dynamite by Taio Cruz - man this shit has a sick beat.

Indie Guy: Wow. Way to completely turn over your individual soul and personality to the corporate music industry. Find mental maturity through real music by bands that nobody knows.

John: Dude. Shut up.

Indie Guy: I'm gonna go take some pictures of some stupid shit like dirt now.

John: Stupid ass indie kid.
by the kid 101 September 17, 2010
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Indie is short for independent. Popularly used as a short term for "indie rock", although this is meant to be inaccurate.

Some people are unaware that indie rock is just rock music whose artists are on an independent (or indie) record label.

Indie is not a genre of music. It can be hip hop on an independent record label. The latter is a record label which operates without funding by major record labels.

There are also indie films, indie art, etc., which are films/art/etc which are independent from commercial, mainstream establishments (just like indie music).
dizzee rascal, rebecca black, fleet foxes and arcade fire are all indie artists. they are on independent record labels.
by true_indie34 June 08, 2011
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musically:

short for independant
musicians with an individual sound
usually soft, beautiful, and meaningful (to the artist and fans at least) or upbeat and danceable.

very devoted fan base, at least in the past.
doesnt care if you make fun of it, because its just that cool.

isnt really indie anymore since its been mainstreamed by movies such as garden state.
however indie will fade from the scene in a short while and those left will once again be respectable.

explosions in the sky, sigur ros, godspeed you black emperor, damien rice, jonathon rice, elliot smith, rilo kiley, tegan and sara, joanna newsom, regina spektor

i dont call meself indie
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