So this exists: The Hipster Olympics

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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’.

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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

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

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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.

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

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Hey lady, there’s something on your finger.

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

Photos by Getty Images

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