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Sooo you're a hipster?

I am SUCH a music lover. I am obsessed. I am thinking about music 24/7, listening to it whenever I am awake, and it is just a HUGE part of my life. Massive. So let me tell you a story. There are two bands in particular that I am smitten over. They are from the UK and aren't very "popular." Except, I kind of like it that way. Here's the thing. I have this weird captivation with bands that are small, starting out, or not too well-known. For a variety of reasons. I even compiled them in my head. 

1. Their heads get too big
When a singer or band is small, not well known, they are usually so grateful. They are grateful for every little success & every accomplishment. Once you get huge, it's almost like a grammy is just 'another award.' I just don't feel it with all those other bands.  Also -- when they're so overplayed on the radio and in grocery stores and in the mall and everywhere you go? It makes me want to pull my hair out. Just, stop.

2. I can RELATE to them
When I think of these two particular bands, I feel like I can relate to them, to their lyrics, everything. I'm not saying that you can't relate with the lyrics of popular musicians, however, I feel like I can relate with them on a more personal level, ie: their daily lives, their wants and desires, their personalities. I like it.

3. My own selfish reasons
For some odd reason, I like when I am in love with a band that not too many people know about. Would it be so extremely beneficial for that band to become a lot more popular and more successful? Absolutely. It's not that I don't wish that for them, it's just that I like having them as my band. They are my favorite. They're mine. Nobody else's. It's selfish, really. But I've seen these people I cherished for years become so popular, and everyone loves them: their dog, their dogs trainer, their mom, their grandma, and their doctor. Everyone.I don't like to be everyone. I like to be my own self. I don't like to be a part of the crowd and I like to be different. I embrace that part about me. And for some reason, I'm not ashamed to feel like this. Maybe it's my inner musician coming out, and wanting to have my own individuality. 

SO! I was texting my friend Chris about how I would have a major anxiety attack if Kodaline became huge in the US, and he asked why. I briefly stated the above reasons and he replied with, 

"Soooo you're a hipster?" 

Christopher! Are you kidding me? I laughed at first, then crinkled my eyebrows, then really wondered, "What the crap do you mean by that?" So I asked him. And he told me that it's basically someone who likes music nobody else likes, and thinks they're better than anyone else, except, he didn't think the latter part of me. Ha! I have been dying about it ever since. BECAUSE, when I think of the word 'hipster,' I do NOT think of myself. But I had to laugh. Is this craziness normal? Do you love smaller bands and kind of get bothered when they get overly popular? Are you a hipster? haha! 

4 comments

  1. HA! I love smaller, less known music, and I love when I am listening to the radio and a song comes on that I've been listening to for months! It's like "HA! I've known about this wonder for months!"

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  2. Generally speaking, I like smaller bands that most have not heard of. They're not so small that they never make it to my state to perform, but small enough that they're not on the radio and unless you listen to that genre, you probably won't hear them. It just feels like a closer connection, you know?

    Definitely NOT a hipster though lol ;)

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  3. I'm the same way! I love listening to bands before they get big, but I'm definitely not a hipster :)

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  4. haha my husband and I are like this :) this is why you and I are friends. ha

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