Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster

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Lilledeshan Bose
Wait, did you say aging hipster, or hippie?

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Aging hipsters--the very same people Coachella targeted when it began holding the music fest in Indio--are usually easy to spot on the Empire Polo Fields. They're the ones who can't be bothered to walk over to Gobi and check out a new band because "It's too hot!" (or, in Friday's case, "It's too cold!"). They're the ones who weren't interested in At the Drive In's set because they were too old when Vaya first came out. They make disparaging remarks about everyone else's outfits ('What the fuck is that flower contraption on that girl's head?"). If you think we're talking about you, check out our list after the jump.
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5. You hold on to one rebellious fashion statement from your youth. (it doesn't hurt that your 20-year-old Nirvana shirt proves you were there and you heard of them first.)
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Lilledeshan Bose
4. You brought your kids with you to watch Mazzy Star.
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3. You're not at the Sahara Tent.
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Lilledeshan Bose
2. You actually checked the weather report and dressed sensibly.
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Lilledeshan Bose
1. This shirt's message offends you.

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18 comments
Cheese!
Cheese!

There's always some assnugget with a camera ...waiting to turn your snazzy fashion forward adventure into a mean spirited blogpost nowadays. God, this world sucks now. They're everywhere.

Guest
Guest

I guess I can't complain as I'm the one who clicked on this link. But Jesus Christ.

Coach
Coach

#6 You're sick for 2 days after coming home and probably aged a year in general. You win, Coachella. 

peaceloveunderstanding
peaceloveunderstanding

im young, old people have no room in my world.  OK hahahah

Lbose
Lbose

Er,  I was actually referring to myself in this list.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

That's fair. However, while I'm personally a big fan of being able to laugh at oneself I still think the tone was a little mean. Perhaps you dabble a bit in the emotional masochism like I do? ;-)

PS Still giving a big thumbs down to the "Top 5" list schtick, though. No offense. :-)

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

LOL..I will take that as the sincerest compliment. :-)

PS [Nimrod] is a fun term for the non-readers.

Lbose
Lbose

I'm sure you dislike them because you actually READ, as opposed to [insert any term you want to use for people who don't read here]. 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I'm really getting fed up with all this pigeon-holing...as if you could sum up an entire person based on the clothing/behavior they displayed at one rock festival. I was 14 when "Smells Like Teen Spirit" hit the airwaves...and I didn't go to Coachella...so what does that make me, smarty pants?

peaceloveunderstanding
peaceloveunderstanding

 seriously, OC Weekly has turned into a site of half thought through top five and ten lists.

BurnU
BurnU

A broke douchebag.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Um, not broke...just didn't consider Coachella worth my money and effort. But I suppose trying to manage my money wisely makes me a hipster. And I guess I'm a douchebag because I think the kind of "Top 5" lists like the one above serve no purpose except to provide a platform for the writer to take pot shots at a particular musical genre and/or social group they are not a part of.

Kdorehackbarth
Kdorehackbarth

dumb article. the arrogance of youth never surprises me.

TaylorHamby
TaylorHamby

She's referring to herself. Don't make generalizations until you know the full story. Besides, it's okay to bash the young but not the aged?

Tran
Tran

But dub step offends me!

Me Too
Me Too

 I suppose I'm who they're talking about in the article since I don't even know what "dub step" is...

909Jeff
909Jeff

You beat me to it! 

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