I also have to point out that I do constantly make fun of hipsters. They look ridiculous: mostly just the scarves and skinny jeans and beanies and glasses, though. Neither a fixie, nor a beach cruiser with a basket, are real bicycles. My favorite tv show episode pointing out all things ridiculous about hipsters came from Happy Endings.
When I think Hipster, I think "I only listen to music that doesn't exist yet." Or:
|I always think of this pic now, thanks to S.G.'s blog.|
When I think Indie, I think of a tshirt of a real band that that they're into. They're literally into small, unknown bands and they are out late on most weeknights seeing these people play at bars.
Indie peeps look exhausted from lack of sleep and music that doesn't ever really let your brain rest. Hipsters look great cuz they stay out of the sunlight and get plenty of rest so that their brains are sharp for making bad clothing decisions.
Hipsters would ironically where a Phil Collins t-shirt. (I love Phil Collins, and I don't know why he has taken such a hard hit by the 'I'm too good for your crappy pop music' movement.) Indie would wear a worn-out tshirt from some band that you've never heard of. However, Indie would be really, really into that band and anyone who toured with them. Hipsters can only like indie music ironically, for hipsters have no souls or care genuinely about anything.
Anybody with real insight into these two subcultures wanna confirm/deny my characterizations? I'd like to be in tune when I'm judging people.
"You've probably never heard it before",