Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hipsters and a house show

Are you familiar with the term "hipster"?

"Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although "hipsterism" is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses."

Yes, well, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (aka hipster haven) is where Scott and I spent some time this weekend. And I could not stop giggling. Because every. single. person. who walked past us was wearing a vintage-inspired look and thick-rimmed glasses.

We went to Williamsburg to see Dave Bazan play a house show. We've been to one of these before, and enjoyed it so much, we did it again.

You know that saying, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Well, when in Williamsburg, you gotta pull out the Hipstamatic camera.

Dave Bazan's new mahogany Martin guitar

Wooden swing in the "living room" of this space

Bazan doing his thing


Senegal Daily said...

Look at you - a culture chameleon! I'm sure it was pretty funny. Ironically, of course :)

Scott said...

I never got around to posting these before, but here's a few videos from the time we saw him a year ago.

The first link is a cover tune. I'm still amused by the ice cream truck playing in the background of such a somber song.

This is one of his that he played that night: