I Am An Unwilling Hipster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 115 People

    I'm a hipster cause of my glasses,

    accidental saying 'before it was cool' and stuff. Goddamnit.
    AdolfHipster15 AdolfHipster15
    18-21, M
    Sep 9, 2014

    Oh Wow.

    Wow, my best friend just got me a book called You Know You a Hipster When..., and I realized that I said yes to every single statement.   Such as. I do drink PBR Beer. I do shop at thrift stores. I do smoke Parliament cigarettes I do have large framed glasses...
    loverlytilldawn loverlytilldawn
    16-17, F
    Apr 7, 2010

    Soooo Annoying.....

    Ugh! I hate this soooo much. I can't tell you how many times I've had someone call me a hipster. Usually after I answer a question about what kind of music I listen to. Someone will ask me what bands I listen to and I'll name off a few. The person then responds with "I've never...
    explainit2me explainit2me
    26-30, F
    Mar 30, 2011

    I'm not really a hipster.

    . I just enjoy music that isn't mainstream. I think it's awesome to listen to music that no one has heard of. I like searching for new music.. It's like a secret a select few get to hear first. Chances are anything that has become mainstream I've already been listening to for...
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    Apr 23, 2015

    I wear a colorful hat

    and I listen to underground music so then people started calling me a hipster when I had no idea what the hell that was. Looked it up and BAM. Like the birth of Jesus.
    ThatGuyEveryoneHates ThatGuyEveryoneHates
    18-21, M
    Dec 8, 2014

    I'm Afraid So

    I've been called a hipster because I'm a vegetarian, a lesbian, I shop at thrift shops, I have an ecclectic style of dress, and I listen to many many Indie bands. lol I don't consider myself a hipster since I have dressed this way/acted this way/listened to this music/been a...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

    I Just Accept It

    I don't really care about hipsters or any other kind of sociocultural labels but apparently I'm a hipster. I guess because I'm black but I don't act ghetto or because I'm a girl and I love to skateboard. Maybe because I have good taste in music. I dunno but that's how my friends...
    mandi420 mandi420
    22-25, F
    Oct 9, 2013

    Not Sure If You're A Male Hipster? Take This Test!

     Most male hipsters don't understand they are hipsters. But don't worry—if you're not sure, I have developed a test to help you find out! "Who are you to tell me if I'm a hipster?" you might be asking just about now. I am a dude who, like you and everyone else...
    dudedrama dudedrama
    36-40, M
    35 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    Every. Single. Day.

    Hello friends, my name is Savannah, but you may call me Static. I would like to discuss something that happens to me ALL the time. I am indeed, an unwilling hipster. I have long hair and apparently I wear hipstery clothes. All of my friends are constantly saying, "Well, don't you...
    staticsavannah staticsavannah
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2013
    zakarmo14 zakarmo14
    13-15, M
    Mar 1, 2015

    One Day I Was Suddenly A Hipster

    I had always disassociated myself with the term "hipster" because of the negative connotation surrounding it. To me the hipsters were always the people wearing horn-rimmed glasses, fedoras, an ascot or winter scarf, and would always make obscure references to obscure TV shows and...
    HipHopCents94 HipHopCents94
    16-17, M
    Dec 23, 2011

    Don't Mind.

    I don't really mind being a "hipster" anymore, what really bothers me is the fact that everyone thinks it's such a bad thing. Yes, I know there are douche bag hipsters, but there are douche bags within every label of society. Why are hipsters suddenly the worst types of people? I...
    anonymousabomination anonymousabomination
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2012

    Kinda Annoyed By This

    I get that irony is the cornerstone of being a hipster. As a matter of fact, I jokingly write a column under the moniker "The Reluctant Hipster." But the thing that's always irritated me is how far everyone goes to disassociate themselves with the term "hipster." Why is it such...
    filmsbythecutest filmsbythecutest
    31-35, F
    Nov 2, 2010

    It just sort of happened.

    I wear beanies, snaps, fedoras, I love alternative bands plus I wear glasses and have a Hershel backpack. I own a iPhone 6 plus. I love all things nerdy/geeky. Next thing you know all my friends began to say I am a hipster, so I didn't fight it I just embraced it. Hipster like...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 12, 2015

    I just sort of accidentally became one.

    The nerd glasses, the alternative bands, the beanies... I can't help it. Hipsters just like really awesome stuff!
    Brimmless Brimmless
    18-21, F
    Nov 16, 2014

    How I Realized I'm a Hipster

    I was waiting at the bus stop, people-watching, and I saw a girl walk by me. In my head I said, "man, she is SUCH a hipster, with her crazy patterened coat and her headband and giant sunglasses, her iPod and her cigarette..." And then I realized that that is exactly...
    shayla shayla
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 31, 2007

    I Evolved Into a Hipster?

    am i a hipster if i shop sweatshop free, am a vegetarian, am an atheist, and listen to current indie bands? i dont wear keffiyehs, drink PBR, smoke cigarettes, drink coffee, ride a fixed gear bike, wear big glasses, or receive trust-fund checks.
    thejealousmoon thejealousmoon
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    My Friends Aren't Hipsters

    so it really sucks sometimes. ever since Nirvana in middle school, i was compelled to check out non-mainstream stuff. it just spiraled from there. i started to check out underground bands, and the stuff on the radio seemed less appealing. i became interested in making rock music...
    thenewsmarthulk thenewsmarthulk
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

    My Bakery Became Hipster Central

    I was raised alternatively. Though my mother came from a Catholic family, she was never particularly religious, and my father was raised secular humanist, so they went with the secular humanist route in raising us. My father was also raised vegetarian, so we were raised...
    charbakes charbakes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2011

    I Don't Know Why It's Such A Huge Deal, But...

    I never thought of myself as a hipster... frankly, because I dislike mainstream labels, which is more evidence that I am a hipster. But the ancient music I listen to, the indie films and bands, my bias against anything mainstream, my love and appreciation for all things...
    flameoffire flameoffire
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 29, 2012

    Aside from the stereotype of skinny jeans.

    ..I've realized the truth of my social "title"..I'm a hateful, harrumphing, anti-popculture pain in the ***...I like to think I'm so knowledgeable of so many things and yet in reality I'm undereducated, and don't actually always know wtf I'm talking about...I'm also a self hater...
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    Just How I Was Raised

    While I was growing up we didn't have much and shopped only at bargain-buys and garage sales for clothes as well as furniture, so it wouldn't be out of the ordinary to see a flared collar here and shag carpet there. Half the stuff in our house now is taken right off the...
    FreidaDeVi FreidaDeVi
    16-17
    1 Response Jul 7, 2011

    Rise Of The Hipster

    http://mynormalthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/10/rise-of-hipster.html
    ginoz10 ginoz10
    26-30
    Nov 7, 2010

    I've always picked these black rimmed glasses,

    I think since my second pair and I've had glasses since I was 8. I had no idea it was a hipster thing and had no idea what that even was when I was asked if I was one due to my glasses. I just deal.
    Niltiac6 Niltiac6
    22-25, F
    Dec 12, 2014

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