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Old 08-09-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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VERY slowly......as you can see artists make up a miniscule fraction of the ubanized population.
Whoa, slow your roll. Artists and Hipsters are not the same thing. Some hipsters are artists, but not all artists, in fact the vast majority of artists I know, are not hipsters. I'm an artist and I can't stand hipsters. I don't hang out with hipsters, I don't talk to hipsters, I don't work or play with hipsters. I do not have any hipster contacts on facebook, twitter, etc. I do not like them. I do not like them in a box with a fox. I do not like them on a train in the rain. I do not like them in a house with a mouse. I do not like them. I do not like them Sam I am.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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D.C. is also in the top 10 in the number of Actors (#10), Announcers (#10), Architects (#10), Producers and Directors (#5), and Writers and Authors (#4).
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Whoa, slow your roll. Artists and Hipsters are not the same thing. Some hipsters are artists, but not all artists, in fact the vast majority of artists I know, are not hipsters. I'm an artist and I can't stand hipsters. I don't hang out with hipsters, I don't talk to hipsters, I don't work or play with hipsters. I do not have any hipster contacts on facebook, twitter, etc. I do not like them. I do not like them in a box with a fox. I do not like them on a train in the rain. I do not like them in a house with a mouse. I do not like them. I do not like them Sam I am.
Every single person in America's definition of "hipster" varies wildly - it's more about the identifier than the object. For example, I'll bet tons of people think you're a hipster. There are no "hipsters" who believe they are "hipsters."
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Default Austin musicians

As much as I love me some Austin, an alt-Americana musician friend of mine (that I went to South By Southwest with) said something interesting. Yes, Austin is the "Live Music Capital"... but that's a double edged sword, there's such a glut of musicians here that no one has to pay them.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:04 PM
 
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Every single person in America's definition of "hipster" varies wildly - it's more about the identifier than the object. For example, I'll bet tons of people think you're a hipster. There are no "hipsters" who believe they are "hipsters."
Not sure where you are getting that from. Hipsters are very recognizeable. I can assure you no one has every confused me with a hipster. Hipster have a pretty identifiable wardrobe to boot. I wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of chuck taylors, van's, skinny jeans, etc. I look more like a roadie in an 80's metal band on most days. I also don't know any hipsters with colored hair like pink, purple or blue spiked hair like mine.

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Old 08-10-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Not sure where you are getting that from. Hipsters are very recognizeable. I can assure you no one has every confused me with a hipster. Hipster have a pretty identifiable wardrobe to boot. I wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of chuck taylors, van's, skinny jeans, etc. I look more like a roadie in an 80's metal band on most days. I also don't know any hipsters with colored hair like pink, purple or blue spiked hair like mine.

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Those styles aren't the true representation of hipsters considering those are very much common styles among young adults everywhere.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Those styles aren't the true representation of hipsters considering those are very much common styles among young adults everywhere.
Yeah I'd say on most college campuses in the country these days you will find many dressed similar that aren't hipsters.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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Those styles aren't the true representation of hipsters considering those are very much common styles among young adults everywhere.
not here, we are a t-shirt and shorts/sweat pants area in New England, dressing like that is odd.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I've lived in several hipster havens across the country. Describing how a hipster dresses/looks is hard to nail down. I guess it boils down to how you define a hipster. I think the way a hipster dresses is similar to how a musican or artist dresses. Trendy, unique, artsy. I've seen some describe hipsters as "wanna-be" artists or musicians. They wanna look the part, be perceived as "cool", but aren't putting in any of the sweat equity. On the other hand, I think some people would describe artists or musicians as hipsters..
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I've lived in several hipster havens across the country. Describing how a hipster dresses/looks is hard to nail down.
Again, you can get a 5-20 word definition for the most difficult words in the history of the English language in any dictionary, yet I've never seen 2 people agree on a definition of "hipster" and most definitions are many paragraphs long with accompanying photos. Again, it's about the person identifying "hipsters" and not the object itself.

Also, drop an artist with "colored hair like pink, purple or blue spiked" in the middle of a medium sized downtown anywhere in America, and 10 out of 9 locals will point and say "hipster."
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