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Subject: The Hipster era (An Official Guide to the longest era ever)

Written By: John Titor on 12/30/18 at 5:26 pm

The Modern Hipster Era & How it Started


2006 - A sneak Peak into an era

2006, we got our first preview of what hipster would look like when MTV, VH1 & Fuse aired the video from CSS "lets make love"


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The style was vastly different from the pop/punk EMO & oversized XXL tee's we were accustomed to.
Behind the scenes, American Apparel was creating a buzz on blogs and advertisements in London. There was
huge controversy over American Apparels sex ads (nude images on billboards) The band CSS was also getting
buzz around this time for being "hipster" The band OK GO was also labeled "hipster" as well in many publications.
The whole 80's flashdance style was already popular, so this was the basis on the whole hipster movement would
ride on at first.




October 2008 - Start Date
By this time MGMT,CSS & Crystal Castles were making buzz, the word hipster was getting more popular.
American Apparel did a nationwide promotion for their clothes. American Apparel blew up in late 2008
and was very popular on Myspace. Urban Outfitters another store was popping off around the same time, tho
AA was the more sought after store of choice. The neon aesthetic that was starting to become popular in the late
2000's merged with the hipster 80's aesthetics of American Apparel.


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2012 - Domination

by 2012 many hipster sounding bands had come out, Mumford & Sons, Goteye, Foster the People.
Thrifting was also blowing up around this time (due to the crushed economy) With Pop punk & Emo
out of the way, Hipster thrived as the only real subculture. Hipster bars BLEW up during this time.
The social networking dating website OKCUPID blew up around this time as well, Littered with hipsters.
By this time Instagram was slowly starting to pop off and its hipster tinted filters. Brooklyn New York
had been done over at this time and repackaged into a hipsters paradise due to gentrification. Around
this time the whole folk look took over the 80's look, Handlebar mustaches also slowly started creeping up.
Vice.com a liberal news/social website Popped off littered with hipster crude "grunge" font.





2015 - apex

By now the radio was filled with indie faux bands,commercials now had hipster sounding jingles in them.
The interior of stores were more "hipstered" if that makes sense. Handlebar mustaches grew as wells as man
buns.

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2017 - decline
The movement died around 2017 due to the backlash over the movement, it became cringe to be associated with being a hipster.
Popular IFC show Portlandia ended it's run due to the Hipster movement being on the way out. American Apparel also
went out of business.










Subject: Re: The Hipster era (An Official Guide to the longest era ever)

Written By: John Titor on 01/04/19 at 5:14 pm

bump

Subject: Re: The Hipster era (An Official Guide to the longest era ever)

Written By: wixness on 01/04/19 at 5:25 pm

I want emo, pop punk or something else gender non-conforming and a little offensive to certain conservative sensibilities to take over.

Subject: Re: The Hipster era (An Official Guide to the longest era ever)

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 01/04/19 at 5:52 pm


I want emo, pop punk or something else gender non-conforming and a little offensive to certain conservative sensibilities to take over.


You should have been around in the early 70s...Marc Bolan, David Bowie during his Ziggy/Aladdin Sane phase...it was THE era of the androgynous rock star. Eye makeup, glitter on the cheekbones...and the songs were GREAT.

David Bowie wrote THIS song about Marc Bolan and put it on the legendary "Ziggy Stardust" album:

"People stared at the makeup on his face
Laughed at his long black hair, his animal grace
The boy in the bright blue jeans jumped up on the stage
Lady Stardust sang his songs of darkness and disgrace.."

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