You Know You’re a Buffalo Hipster When…

21 Nov

Jon Splett, who started it in comments here, continues it at his site here. E.g.:

You think Buffalo has an awesome music scene and cite the Goo Goo Dolls being mildly famous in the late 90’s as evidence of it.

Fidel Castro hats seem like a good idea.

You think the glare people give you when you’re constantly pulling out your iPhone is one of jealousy.

At any given meal, at least 25% of the people dining with you don’t eat meat.

You think of being a regular at the old Pink as a life goal.

You fail to see the shocking similarities between the quality of the products being sold at the Elmwood Art Festival and Walden Avenue Super Flea.

11 Responses to “You Know You’re a Buffalo Hipster When…”

  1. STEEL November 21, 2007 at 5:10 pm #

    I don’t think Buffalo hipsters listen to the Goo Goo Dolls.

  2. Jack November 21, 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    I don’t think Steel has a sense of humor.

  3. Jon Splett November 21, 2007 at 6:36 pm #

    Sorry Steel.

    Next time I’ll be sure to check Pitchfork Media and the latest Apple commercial to know what’s hip with the kids.

    I originally wrote that joke with Ani DiFranco in it but then I realized that she was never even mildly popular among anyone but angsty teenage girls.

  4. eliz November 21, 2007 at 9:13 pm #

    Me! Me! I did one!

  5. Denizen November 21, 2007 at 11:44 pm #

    Jon, you need to spend some more time around those hipster douchebags. They’d laugh off the Goos as being total lame sauce.

  6. STEEL November 22, 2007 at 12:26 am #

    I think Jack is a Goo Groupie

  7. mike hudson November 22, 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    if buffalo hipsters — that’s a pretty funny concept to begin with — don’t listen to the goo goo dolls, what do they listen to? andy difranco or whatever his name is? the tragically hip? why they’re so hip they took their name from a 40 year old martin mull comedy routine. the absence of a real music scene in buffalo — and i’m not talking about aging wanna-be’s who work in offices during the daytime and put out discs with their own money — wouldn’t be so apparent if people didn’t insist on talking about the music scene in buffalo. this thanksgiving, i’m giving thanks for the complete lack of vision here that has allowed places like chapel hill, austin, athens, seattle, minneapolis and, yes, even cleveland to flourish as musical meccas for the past, oh, 40 years or so.

  8. eliz November 22, 2007 at 2:10 pm #

    Nobody’s saying Buffalo is music central, nor does it need to be. But with places like Soundlab, Mohawk Place, Towne Ballroom, Sportsman’s , Hallwalls, and, of course, the venerable Nietzsche’s (just scratching the surface), I think we have plenty of interesting music passing through town. And that’s enough for me. We get so many intriguing concert notices where I work that we wonder who would have time to check them all out.

    But what I don’t get is the over-heated rhetoric–if Buffalo isn’t the greatest ever for x (music, art, architecture, whatever), then it sucks. It’s not, and it doesn’t.

  9. mike hudson November 22, 2007 at 11:25 pm #

    good point, eliz, and one that continues to elude many here.

  10. Boots November 28, 2007 at 2:37 pm #

    Jon Splett sounds like one seriously un-hip asshole. What a case study in Projection.

  11. stoner February 21, 2008 at 3:33 am #

    we need raves like toronto and montreal. buffalo is just crappy indie bands and old blues music at sports bars. we need a sexy happening club scene, glowsticks anyone? 🙂

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