I’ve been in Australia three months now and have yet to share with you my new home. Shame on me! I’m shacked up in Newtown, a vibrant suburb in the inner west of Sydney. Despite being a 15 minute train ride from the city, the vibe here is a touch different.
As I walk to the train station for work every morning I am greeted with stares in my all-black business suit. I’m not obscure enough for this hipster far out land. Or as they call it Alt (short for alternate) in Australia. I am determined to fit in!
Hipster (n.) 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. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers.
Humans of Newtown:
How to be a hipster in Newtown
Or a simple mohawk will do..
20. Instagram all the things
30. Teach your kids your ways
31. Go au natural with no makeup
32. No labelled clothings
33. Be an early adopter, ahead of the trend curve. Than drop it all when it becomes mainstream. Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals
Golden Rule: Never, under any circumstances, admit to being a hipster.
Photo cred: Check out Humans of Newtown!