Hipsters: "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...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. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs." (urbandictionary.com)
I was recently called a hipster because I said I was making a batch of persimmon wine and also a batch of persimmon peach wine. I'm really pumped about this wine. But I was considerably less pumped because I was labeled a hipster because of it. It didn't help that I was wearing chucks and a Martha White (goodness gracious!) shirt I got 6 years ago from a Rhonda Vincent concert (which was amazing, by the way). I don't like these things ironically. I like them because I like them. I love wearing my faded Martha White shirt. I actually don't care what people think about me if I'm wearing such a shirt. Hipsters would. They want to actively protest the majority and the consumerism that the U.S. so embraces. I simply wear what I want when I want to. It's a matter of taste. I tend to want to dress as an eighty-year-old man or a man from the 1800s. I don't always wear hipster-looking clothes.
And I use persimmons for wine because it's good. Really good. And I decided that peaches might be a good complement to the persimmons. Both have that pulpiness and fall flavor that excites the taste buds. Besides, we have American Persimmon trees. I need to put them to good use. I can't just make delicious bread out them, right? I in no way reject consumerism or actively take a stand against unfair trade and such and such, but I do use what's available to me to the full advantage.
I also support indie bands because I like them...also not ironically. There is so much music out there in the world (Malinky!)? Why stick to the top 40 on a radio station? It's not to say I don't mind listening to them, but it;s matter of what I think is good according to my own taste. I also lack androgynous hair. I wear glasses, but they are not thick-rimmed (though I wish they were).
Let me say this: I don't have a problem with hipsters. I actually do not mind them; I even like them! I'm just not one. Thank you. That is all. By the way, what's with hipsters and PBR? The only time I ever drank it was when it was the cheapest thing in a tourist town (Nashville).