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Indie is a word that has a slightly different meaning for every person on the planet. Here is my definition, Indie is simply being oneself, however only people that are "independent" enough from the norm are recognized as Indie. You do not have to like obscure bands to be Indie, you can like a bit of everything and still be Indie, even pop music, Indie isn't even solely defined by what music you like anyway. It's one aspect, but the clothes you wear, the language you use, your personality. Still, only a few people can be Indie, and you can't learn it, your just born with it. Within Indie, people are still not completely independent of each other, take Pendulum for example, alot of people like them, alot of indie people do too. Indie people share interests and do not all like completely different things, here is what I believe the formula for Indie is, 20-15% pop culture, 80-85% personality/personal taste. It's similar to Ribena, pop culture is Ribena, personality is water, without the pop culture(Ribena) , you and Indie(water and Ribena) will taste nothing alike, Even Indie people need some common ground, or being Indie would be boring, and without the water(personality) your just generic old pop culture, you have nothing to offer the Indie community. But then again, that's just how I define Indie.
Normal guy: Hey, sup

Indie: Not much, just listening to some anamanaguchi

Normal guy: That names retarded

Indie: Have a listen (plugs in earphones)

Normal guy: Hey, that's pretty cool and chiptuney

Indie: Yeah, it's good shizz, well, I'll be on my way, see yah.

Normal guy: Wow, he was nice, pretty cool too, he just had some indescribable aura about him.
by I'm not sure if I'm Indie January 20, 2011
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indie, short for independent. not necessarily associated with music, also used in accordance to indie movies. i.e. independent movies
indie-music: the streets
indie-movie: in america
by greeny November 13, 2004
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What a very select few achieve. Mainly "claim" to be indie, but they really aren't. In a couple years indie will become old, and the people that are still there are the true indies. At the moment it is the cool thing to be, the people that are it don't even truly, deeply, respect the music, they are in it for the glory of being indie. Maybe.... I dunno. Anyway...yeah. The true indies are getting a bad rap from people who are poser indies. Die you poser scum, emo kids too.
I am indie. Truly indie. I can rattle off any fact about any band. I love the music. Emo kids go to hell. Ronnie Thrasher, too.
by Polly April 15, 2005
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Stop talking about indie.
Everyone likes indie, stop talking about it.
by Danyes August 10, 2006
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In Britain:
An alternative type of music that often has deep meaningful lyrics or can have ironic story like lyrics. Vocals tend to be mild, somber and heartfelt and music involves guitars /and or piano and drums. Acustic guitars are a favourite. The result is downbeat, beautiful rock that has alot of meaning. People that listen to indie can be anyone; but people that wear cord blazers, worn jeans and scarves are often catorised as Indie. Oh why do we have these genres???
"Yey! I love that new Snowpatrol album!"
by Jennifer April 09, 2004
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Independant, You dont wallow in self pitty, every indie person is different thats part of being indie,
Indiekid:Hey guess what?
Emo/anyone Else: what?
IndieKid: I got an obscure Sonic Youth Cd
Emo:Sonic Youth?
Indie: Well maybe you'll know Pavement
Emo: nope but i got a new My Chemical Romance Cd I think a whole bunch of us are gonna go cry afterwards.
Indie:Shit, forget all of those names of the bands i just stated cause if u emo ppl listen to them ull just ruin it
by nerd Sheek August 24, 2005
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clique: a kid in high school or college who likes indie music, is usually intelligent, buys what they want and doesnt take shit from anybody, and can either be unpopular or popular with all other cliques (except for the cheerleaders, whose slutty shallow personalities won't talk to indie girls because they don't have a Gucci purse). Indie kids are usually witty and funny (in a quirky way).

INDIE IS NOT EMO OR GOTH. Those kids are a few steps farther to the pissed off side of life than indie kids. Most indie kids are happy =D

not sure, but most indie kids i know are democrats.
Cheerleader: hey, eww, indie kid!

Jock: that's my girlfriend.

Nerd: That's my lab partner.

Funny girl: that's my bff!

Cheerleader: but she's wearing UO!

Jock: yeah, well she's hotter than you. and she listens to cool music. =

Nerd: she gets better grades than me too.

Funny girl: she's HILARIOUS!

Indie girl: basically, i'm me, and i'm happier than any cheerleader.

Cheerleader: hmph! whateverr slut.

Indie girl: scuse me, i dont open my legs to passing men. =
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