So this exists: The Hipster Olympics

By

23rd Jul, 2012

This is in fact the second annual Hipster Olympics (I don’t know how I dared miss the first one) and it was held in Berlin over the weekend. Participants in the games competed in events such as the vinyl-spinning contest, the moustache finger-tattooing race and the ‘skinny jeans tug-o-war’.

20120723-122131.jpg

20120723-122137.jpg

Of course, true hipsters (who would never actually identify themselves as hipsters) are claiming that ‘no true hipster [oops, you said hipster] would attend such a mainstream event’. But maybe, just maybe, true hipsters attended ironically

20120723-122149.jpg

20120723-122157.jpg

The Getty photographer who was sent on assignment to cover the event really should’ve taken these photos on hipstamatic or instagram…

20120723-122247.jpg

20120723-122303.jpg

20120723-122306.jpg

20120723-122315.jpg

One tent was decorated with photographs of Jack Kerouac and Steve Urkel, in a tribute to the ‘early hipsters’. I have a feeling Kerouac must be rotating in his grave right now.

20120723-122325.jpg

Some people just need to calm down and lower their sugar intake.

20120723-122320.jpg

Hey lady, there’s something on your finger.

20120723-122334.jpg

20120723-122340.jpg

20120723-122348.jpg

20120723-122353.jpg

But on a serious note, making fun of hipsters is like, so 2011…

Photos by Getty Images

:::

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

.

You might also like

Comments

More in Art & Design AwesomenessConversation StartersEditor's PicksHow to start a subcultureInspiration VaultLife is MessyPeople / Icons / Muses

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

wanda11

Meet me at the Girlfriends Café

I need to prioritise some Euro tripping with my girlfriends this summer, but of course getting a group of your ladies together even just for a night out can sometimes feel a little like herding c...

Trending 713
redvelvet_Fotor

For Sale: The Red Velvet Apartment in Paris

Isn't it just fabulous?! A little strange, but kinda fabulous. I'm picturing Jessica Rabbit smoking her cigarette pipe out of the window here on a misty evening in Paris, the opening scene for her...

Trending 2,410
graffitigang1

The Grandmothers Graffiti Gang

So you think your grandparents aren't "street" enough?  Too set in their ways to get down with the kids? Meet the granny graffiti gang of Lisbon, Portugal, pioneered by an unusual initiative givin...

Trending 2,477
fat1

Summer Sleepovers at the Mad Hatter’s new Digs

In a parallel world, at the end of the rabbit hole, where tea parties are just part of the daily routine, I hope this is what the architecture looks like. But this house seems to have made it out o...

Trending 2,076