Sorry for ranting because I know it’s really unattractive. (I’ve just realised that I always apologise for the annoying things that I do on my Tumblr, but actually, it’s my Tumblr and I can do whatever I want with it! And the people who have been kind enough to follow me have followed me because they presumably like the things I post so it’s OK.)
I got sidetracked, sorry. Anyway, I wanted to write about the meaning of indie. The word indie is short for individual. The dictionary says:
1.a single human being, as distinguished from a group.
So, presumably, an indie person is someone who is different from everybody else. Well apparently not. It annoys me how many people describe themselves as indie when they are literally about as mainstream as it is possible to be.
If you like indie music, that means you like music which is popular amongst a very small group of people and most people you know won’t have even heard of it. However, “indie” people nowadays think they’re indie because they listen to Mumford and Sons or Florence + the Machine. That is not indie. Those are two groups which are constantly in the charts and are therefore not indie.
“Indie” people also wear entire outfits composed of “vintage”-looking clothes from Topshop. OK, have you noticed that Topshop is the most mainstream brand ever? Buying clothes in Topshop automatically makes you not indie. Also, the people who wear clothes like this would not have touched them a few years ago, but now that they’re “indie”, people act like they really like them. They also wear them with the top button done up since that’s apparently an unconventional thing for a teenager to do. “Indie” people also wear ridiculous numbers of bracelets, especially ones which they have acquired at places like T4 on the Beach because, apparently, that’s indie too.
Another thing is hair. About two years ago a friend of mine had her hair cut into a pixie cut and she dyed it red and I thought it looked really nice because it was so unique. Now, however, everyone has this hairstyle/colour. My friend has consequently changed her hair now because the whole reason she did it was to look different from everyone else. The other one is bleached blonde hair with the roots growing through loads. If you’re going to dye your hair blonde, TOUCH UP THE ROOTS. Another thing that “indie” people do with their hair is tie a piece of cloth around it instead of buying a nice headband. WHY.
And the final thing I have to complain about is the attitude of indie wannabes. I think the thing that annoys me the most is that they think they are being original. If they had short red hair but said they just got it even though loads of other people had it because they liked it then I wouldn’t mind, it’s just the people who think they’re the only person who has hair like that when, if they opened their eyes, they would realise that they look the same as everybody else. People who are actually indie would never describe themselves as indie, but people who aren’t indie do. What is with that?! If you’re mainstream, say you are, don’t pretend that you’re unique when everyone else looks like you and has the same music taste. People who call themselves indie or hipster make me want to jump off a cliff. Ugh eehiunvtprfhhtiu4 it just annoys me so much.
OK, rant over haha!6 notes / 2 years ago / reblog
Haha so true, my dash is like a picture book!0 notes / 2 years ago / reblog
people keep posting ridiculously pretentious indie pictures and its boring and saddening me :(
Story of my life. YOU’RE NOT INDEH!1 notes / 2 years ago / reblog
sammuelarthur-deactivated201105 asked: so I dont't think i'm an indie, therfore making me an indie therfore I'm not an indie,
and mc is just one of many people/things that confuse me
Not exactly. People who describe themselves as/think they are indie, are not indie. However, proper indies would not say this about themselves. To qualify as indie you need to be unique in your dress sense and music taste.0 notes / 2 years ago / reblog