The Olympics, Ironically

This article is from Issue 59: Sep/Oct 2012

In July, Berlin hosted the 2012 “Hipster Olympics,” in which self-professed hipsters gathered to determine 2012’s Hipster of the Year. Events included a “vinyl marathon,” “bubble tea dives” and something called a “skinny jeans fight”—about which we’re sure the less said, the better. None of the events sound particularly strenuous, but the real challenge had to be trying to win the gold without appearing too keen. When interviewed, participants said this year’s Hipster Olympics were OK, but not nearly as good as last year’s.