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KSDK (Channel 5) Investigates Quirky, Totally Unexplored "Hipster Culture" in St. Louis

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KSDK (Channel 5) has an in-depth segment today, investigating these "quirky" new members of a species called "hipsters" who are taking over St. Louis. They're in bars. They lurk in coffee shops. They dance during the daytime. They wear sunglasses. They're into jazz. And fashion. And they're young!

The station's "St. Louis hipster culture" segment this morning is one, in all seriousness, you don't want to miss, folks.

Seriously, do yourself the favor and watch the video RIGHT NOW.

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Here's the video.

Let's dissect this a bit, shall we?

What is a so-called "hipster" anyway, Channel 5?!

Let's start where all journalists start when they have an important question to explore: the dictionary:

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OK, now that we've gotten that out of the way. Let's dive right in. Let's go where the hipster people go.

To a bar! In the middle of the day!!!

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Sooooo quirky.

But wait, is this a St. Louis-specific species? Nope! They're in Chicago, New York and really any metropolitan area in the country. That is, according to this "hipster" expert:

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And where do they congregate??!

EVERYWHERE.

At record shops selling music not currently on the Billboard charts:

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On Cherokee Street:

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They're on "every corner."

What does being hipster really mean, though?

There's a "vibe." It's your "demeanor." Your "attitude." And, duh, your fashion. Like these sunglasses:

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It's also a thing you can check on a box on Yelp:

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Hipsters reject popular culture, the station says. But wait -- what about these celebs? Surely they fit the Webster's Dictionary definition?

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BRAIN. EXPLODING.

Continue for the best reactions to KSDK's hipster investigation and the station's response to the Twitterverse.

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52 comments
Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly

Most pretentious people you will ever want to meet...your right they are hilarious...

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

lol thriving all I see in this city is people that cant afford to move away

Dennis Lane
Dennis Lane

it not only thrives with fashion & outlook. BUT, many of them are independent entrepreneurs. it would be worth your stations time to stop by the SLOUP monthly meeting on the the last sunday of every month.

James Faupel
James Faupel

Lol too funny. Also funny that this is coming from the local hipster paper.

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

so are the rich white kids done acting like the blacks now or wiggering I believe it was called? Im behind the times

Erin Armknecht
Erin Armknecht

This is like mom jeans journalism: kind of embarrassing and unintentionally funny. Also: "The dictionary defines..." Really? How're you gonna end that segment? "Not only are they all hipsters; they're also friends." High five, KSDK middle school yearbook story!

Nathan Kromat
Nathan Kromat

all these negative comments suck, you people don't have what it takes to be a hipster. Have fun in the county with your garden parties. Lamesters

Peter Joseph Corbin
Peter Joseph Corbin

Is this a joke? Isn't there absolutely anything else you could be reporting on? Like, for example, something news-worthy?

perock
perock topcommenter

i might actually cry... this is terrible

Scott Plackemeier
Scott Plackemeier

When I hear noon time dance parties I think retirement homes. But hey that's just me.

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

drunk stl lamesters...smart cool people would move on to something better like bath salts

Rachel Webb
Rachel Webb

wow, they're really on top of the trends.

thecasery
thecasery

I own a coffee shop on Cherokee Street which makes me a "hipster" expert by default. Aaaaaand, I got that sweet shirt and androgynous haircut in Brooklyn! Ma'an...I am awesome! Check the box, friends...hipster to death. So, come on down to the Mud House and listen to some Jazz. Hipsters like Jazz.

dalediversity
dalediversity topcommenter

Hipsters celebrate their uniqueness by dressing like other hipsters! Also, they failed to point out the subspecies of "ironic hipster", who can be identified by the can of bad beer in their hand, preferably PBR. 

Kerrie Weston
Kerrie Weston

Must be real desperate for non crime stories...

Justin Enoch
Justin Enoch

This reminds too much of the Parks and Rec news channel to be funny

Philip McRaven
Philip McRaven

Oh, man. If only, somehow, Larry Conners could have been involved. Now that I think of it, he may consider himself a 'hipster' and be profiled?

Benjamin A. Snow
Benjamin A. Snow

KSDK used to be cool now they're mainsteream. I'm going watch KTVI because they're respect the underground.

Tim Grant
Tim Grant

Hipsters don't have any culture.

A Robert Jacques
A Robert Jacques

They started out drinking crappy beer and getting clothes at the thrift shop to be as "authentic" as the poor. Tomorrow, they'll be able to take it a step further by buying their skinny jeans at Walmart, where actual poor people shop, and the cycle will be complete!

Mary Poletti
Mary Poletti

Channel 5 just became that awkward middle-aged guy trying to score at LouFest

Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly

Most pretentious people you will ever meet....lame as all get out

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