[If you went to Coachella or know someone who did, I apologize if this offends you. I know that not EVERYONE that goes to Coachella is a shallow, narcissistic hipster.]
This video is pretty funny, but it also pisses me off.
So ever since freshman year of high school, I’ve wanted to go to Coachella because I legitimately wanted to see the bands that were playing. I gave up on that dream about two or three years ago when I saw that it’s turning to this— a mass of shallow hipsters that go in order to:
1. Mingle with other hipsters/check out attractive, fashionable young people
2. Be able to say that they went/post pictures/have bragging rights
3. Be noticed for their super cool clothes that they bought yesterday from Urban Outfitters specifically for it
4. Actually watch the bands because they are actually legitimate fans (and that’s only maybe 1%)
Sorry, but I’m over it.
When I saw Sufjan in December (I know, ironic, he’s like king of the hipsters, but whatever I love him and he will always be one of my favorites) everyone there absolutely loved him and were just as big of fans as I am and we kind of all bonded over that. That’s why I go to concerts, not because it’s cool. I do things because I enjoy them. I’ve been through that whole stage of trying-to-be-cool-to-impress-everyone-and-look-like-I-have-an-amazingly-cool-life (yeah, freshman year of college, a bit awkward..) and I’m so done with that. I’m done with always trying to find the next really cool unknown band and pretending to be into trendy stuff like records when really I don’t care I just listen to whatever the hell I want on my iPod. Trust me, it’s actually really fucking exhausting trying to keep up an appearance.
This week, I encourage you to open your eyes to appreciate the important things in life and realize that there is so much happening all around you everyday in this world that God created that is so much bigger than you. Strive to be a part of something bigger than yourself, maybe something that’s even out of your comfort zone, and I will strive to do the same.