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Old 11-10-2015, 09:42 PM
 
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Real hipsters are probably very different from the huge crop of pseudo hipsters that have become all too common. I guess that happens when a small group steps into the spotlight and suddenly throngs of regular folks decide they want to be just like them. It immediately becomes outdated.

The photos posted above look more like nerds of the past...I guess it became popular to be a nerd for a minute.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I saw a couple of guys with beards at a Starbucks out here in Forsyth County. Does that count?
Duck Dynasty does not count.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:55 AM
 
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They will eventually realize this paradox and move on to become normal citizens. I believe it remains to be seen whether areas of town popular with hipsters have long term legs. I'll even go on record as saying I believe it is quite possible that if you visit Old Fourth Ward in 2025, it may look more like O4W did in 2005 than in 2015.
I think it's much more likely that Duluth will look like 2005 O4W in 2025, just based on demographic stats.

Hipsters won't be living in O4W in 2025; they'll probably be in SW ATL, if they aren't already. Still lots of areas ITP left to gentrify.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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So...


What are the most hipster/yuccie Atlanta neighborhoods then?





{post below}
Lakewood Heights
EAV
O4W
Cabbagetown
Renyoldstown
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Duck Dynasty does not count.
Dang it!
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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boomer, hippie, yuppie, gen x, hipster, millennial =
marketing schemes
to sell people
crap they really dont need
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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What is the difference between a frat boy and a hipster and why do I care? One works in finance and one does graphic design. One wears loafers and the other wears bowling shoes. One walks around drunk trying to get laid and the other one walks around drunk trying to get laid. One finally gets married and moves to Dunwoody--and meets his next door neighbor, and the guy is wearing bowling shoes.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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What is the difference between a frat boy and a hipster and why do I care? One works in finance and one does graphic design. One wears loafers and the other wears bowling shoes. One walks around drunk trying to get laid and the other one walks around drunk trying to get laid. One finally gets married and moves to Dunwoody--and meets his next door neighbor, and the guy is wearing bowling shoes.
What's wrong with a guy who was a fraternity member? I built life-long friendships through my fraternity.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:34 AM
 
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I did an image search for "hipster" on Google for you.

Take a look at these photos and ask yourself what types of jobs you think these folks can get. And that will more or less answer your question on class.






Wikipedia describes hipsters as being middle class or affluent...though I generally think of them as having jobs in the service industry, or startups that will burn through their funding in 3 months and be out of business.



My actual biggest problem with hipsters is though they like to imagine themselves as free thinkers and love to support local food and businesses and hate large corporations, they are completely oblivious to the Big Data being collected on them. They seem to have no problem with having every purchase tracked and don't mind being directly marketed to, and they have no expectation of privacy on the internet or in the world. In essence, they are empowering everything that they are against.

That's why I don't like hipsters. They have fake ideals. They behave a certain way and espouse certain beliefs without paying any attention to how their behaviors reinforce the system they are trying to buck.

And that's why the hipster movement is self-limiting. They will eventually realize this paradox and move on to become normal citizens. I believe it remains to be seen whether areas of town popular with hipsters have long term legs. I'll even go on record as saying I believe it is quite possible that if you visit Old Fourth Ward in 2025, it may look more like O4W did in 2005 than in 2015.
You sound OLD. Seriously though I think the highlighted portion is more a millennial thing than just a hipster thing. My coworker is a milennial sans whimsical facial hair and man-bun, and he thinks exactly in this way.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:39 AM
 
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What's wrong with a guy who was a fraternity member? I built life-long friendships through my fraternity.
nothing is wrong with them, that is my point.
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