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12 Ways to Be a Hipster in Your City

You’ve seen them around: those dark, brooding, artistic types; maybe wearing a beanie, maybe a flannel, always something thrifted. There’s just something so alluring about the way they act so aloof and yet always seem to know where all of the other hipsters are hanging out. If you’ve been wondering how you can become a hipster in your own city, have no fear – all you have to do is follow these simple rules.

1. Have a record collection that isn’t too mainstream

Wake up in the morning; look through your record collection for 10 minutes until you finally decide to start your day with “Meat is Murder” by the Smiths. You almost choose the new Daft Punk album, but you’re worried that the cute girl living across the hall will think you’re becoming too mainstream.

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