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View Poll Results: Where is Hipster Central?
Asheville NC 3 3.90%
Portland OR 45 58.44%
Austin Texas 3 3.90%
Williamsburg (Brooklyn) 18 23.38%
Other 8 10.39%
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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PDX, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), and then probably someplace in the Bay Area...
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:59 PM
 
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The east side of la is either 1 or 2.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis and Denver both have strong bohemian streaks. Minneapolis is more on the artsy side while Denver seems more stoner driven.
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:23 AM
 
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Hipster is already decades old. The term no longer bears any caché, especially since it no longer exemplifies having substantive style, plus its social norms are too lofty to be regarded as down to earth. The longevity of sub-cultures are short once they become lucratively commercial, although this is the continent of America after all .. oh well.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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So grown men on skateboards is now a hipster thing? I thought it was just a lameoid loser who can't get a life kinda thing.


I'm going to start calling myself a hipster, as a way to make my stupid/embarrassing habits look cool and acceptable.

But anyway, you can see grown men on skateboards in places like Salt Lake City and Denver. Anywhere where the weather is dry and warm, you find whatever you desire to see.
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:26 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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The real hipsters have been priced out of SF, Portland, Brooklyn, and Austin years ago. It's no longer hipsters, and it's now "yuppie" or "yipster"...basically wealthy white people emulating counter culture from the comforts of their cushy corporate IT job. The truly "ironic" part of the hipster trend is that it started as a way to get out of the boring, plain, chain store, suburbs...but now, all of these trendy neighborhoods have turned into what everyone was trying to flee from in the first place.

The hipsters have moved on already...they all moved to places like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and Buffalo around 2012-2013.
The funny thing is, the culture of these cities originally claimed to embrace outcasts and non-conformists...but they ended up evolving into strict, tight-knit subcultures that are even more conformist than any other place in the US. i.e. must have tattoos and facial piercings and crazy hair dye, or else YOU'RE the outcast who doesn't belong. That goes against all principles of being a real outcast. What a joke.
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Old 10-09-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The funny thing is, the culture of these cities originally claimed to embrace outcasts and non-conformists...but they ended up evolving into strict, tight-knit subcultures that are even more conformist than any other place in the US. i.e. must have tattoos and facial piercings and crazy hair dye, or else YOU'RE the outcast who doesn't belong. That goes against all principles of being a real outcast. What a joke.
Outcasts of the rest of the country fit in there...
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:13 AM
 
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The funny thing is, the culture of these cities originally claimed to embrace outcasts and non-conformists...but they ended up evolving into strict, tight-knit subcultures that are even more conformist than any other place in the US. i.e. must have tattoos and facial piercings and crazy hair dye, or else YOU'RE the outcast who doesn't belong. That goes against all principles of being a real outcast. What a joke.
This could not possibly be more out of touch.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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So grown men on skateboards is now a hipster thing? I thought it was just a lameoid loser who can't get a life kinda thng.
Seriously. If you have fun while you exercise, I seriously doubt you could hold down a job. Same with cyclists and anyone over 18 who practices martial arts. Get a treadmill, you losers! Better yet. sit down and invest in some "Comfort Fit" premium stretch-fit chino slacks.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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So what is the hipster capital of the US, at least among well-known cities? Where would you live if that life-style was your be-all and end-all? Or conversely, which of these cities would you avoid if the thought of living among coffee shops with free alternative newspapers, grown men on skate boards, organic food festivals, and dark bars serving craft beer to audiences listening to unknown alt rock bands, makes your skin crawl?

(And don't get too hung up on a precise definition of hipsters either. We all have a general notion of what that means.)

Portland, Asheville, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), and Austin come to mind for me. Other large (ish) cities that might be the epitome of hip?
The alt rock bands in Portland have been pretty much replaced by hordes of open mic stand up comics.
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