A few weeks ago, I said “I want to be a hipster.” It was a joke as I knew that I’ve never been being hip enough and will not be.
But at least I tried, I tried to be a hipster. The first step was searching for information on hipster to get a guideline. I got some information on the most reliable website in the world, Wikipedia.
So, Who Are hipsters?
The definition of a hipster is “a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.” You can imagine someone who buys clothes at expensive alternative fashion boutique which look like second handed or shabby vintage. You can find them in a certain spot, where filled with nostalgic atmosphere with chill music. Here are more specific guidelines.
- Listen to indie and alternative music genres such as chill-out, folk, modern rock, pop rock, and post-Britpop
- Wear a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, vintage and thrift store-bought clothing
- Be pacifist, veganism, organic and artisanal foods, craft alcoholic beverages, and alternative lifestyles
- Live in an urban area primarily in gentrified neighborhoods
- And go to hipster spots
My first action was going to hipster spots and “Broma Not A Bar” is one of them. This rooftop bar was filled with hipsters, cool people, and foreigner. I did enjoy the vibe, music, and fresh air even though the price is a bit expensive compared to other local bars, it was affordable considering the experience. Also, the light, music, and location are perfect if you want to be/ or are a hipster.
However, in the perfect chill bar, I again gave up to be a hipster.
After giving up being a hipster and objectifying myself, I’ve got a better approach to enjoy the moment and enjoy myself. No need to care about how do I look like, and how do others see me. Just appreciated fresh air through my nose, peaceful atmosphere in the middle of hectic city and vibration of the chill music. I was in the middle of the wonderful experience.
I chose to be a subject who experiences own life, not an object.