quite simply anybody who tells you they are indie are conformative and in the process are creating a paradox for the meaning of the word indie or independant.
Average person: Fuck off, your boring
Indie Kids are the witty, sarcastic, creative minded thinkers who listen to music that is not on the top 40 or on any radio station. Their way of thinking is different and anyone who isn't as deep as them probably will not understand them.
Indie Kids aren't robots, they have different personalities.
Indie boys usually wear cardigans or sweaters to keep warm, becuase of little body fat. They wear beanies, not because they look cool (most of the time), but because they usually just roll out of bed. They tend to wear moccasins, because well, it's a trend. Though they "don't follow trends," they still are human and following trends is human.
Indie girls usually wear stylish clothing, that resemble 60's hippies, but they shave their legs and arm pitts.
The Indie are very deep people, who appreciate memoirs, and non fictions. They like dry humored movies that most haven't seen, as well as documentaries.
Indie kid's probably don't even know they are, they just fall under this label, since Indie is a music genre, and music is such a big role in peoples lives, it became a steriotype.
I am an innocent bystander, and I don't think I am an indie, but who knows (see above), I just happen to know how they are because of my art school I attend, and my lovely indie boyfriend.
Indie Kid: "Sorry, let me move my vinal records"
None Indie: "I love Owen Wilson! He's so great."
Indie Kid: "Yeah, he did really well in the Darjeeling Limited"
None Indie: "What's that whistle noise?!"
Indie Kid: "Oh, it's ready. Would you like some hot tea?"
None Indie: "What do you consider a romantic date?"
Indie Kid: "A trip to the art museum, then taking the bus to my favorite diner."
None Indie: "I thought you were giving me a mix CD?"
Indie Kid: "I did say a mix tape."
None Indie: "I didn't think you literally meant TAPE."
None Indie: "So, what's your favorite color?"
Indie Kid: "I can't choose, there are so many beautiful colors in the world, saying just one would open up an even broader category, that's an unfair question."
None Indie: "So... your favorite color is?"
maybe indie kids are interested in indie/alternative music because the lyrics and the songs are more meaningful or they just like them more. but that doesn't mean they spend the whole day online looking for unknown bands
a lot DO wear vintage clothes/acid wash jeans/headbands/... but not ALL.
i'm not saying that if you do you're just fake
but if you don't it doesn't mean you're not indie
being indie is more about appreciating the music and being yourself. not caring what other people think.
and indie kids generally don't like people who are trying to be indie because it's becoming "cool"
you can see the difference between a real indie kid who's just being themselves and a wannabe
indie kid: cool. who's it by?
wannabe indie kid: this band.. called franz ferdinand or something?
indie kid: that's not indie you know. that's just a mainstream pop song that was given the label of indie by the record company
wannabe indie kid: what do you listen to then??
indie kid: umm.. bonaparte, auletta, black kids, late of the pier,...
wannabe indie kid: ...?
They have hair that is so un cared about it looks great, the more appearance caring indie kid may have a side swept fringe though.Waistcoats,drainpipes, converse, badges, printed t-shirts, topman is a good shop for indie kid's.
generally nice,happy people, quick witted, funny and very nice looking.
Bands such as The pidgeon detectives, The Arcade Fire, The waterloos, and some can get away with Hadouken!.
Indie kid- oh really? who do you find good?
trend follower- oh, well i like a bit of the fratellis and i like snow patrol's new song.
Indie kid- that's not indie, thats popular chart music, pop, please next time tell me you follow all the others.