Post # 1
We have all heard the hipster phrase “I liked it before it was cool” and I actually used it last night. But, in my defence, I DID!
What things did YOU like before it was cool?
I am a total theatre nerd and so Idina Menzel and I were besties before anybody really even knew who she was! I was so excited for her to get cast in Wicked because I already loved her!
Speaking of Wicked, that too! I fell in love with the book years before it was made into a Broadway musical. I re-read that damn book so many times I had to buy a new one just to be able to read a book that was no longer falling apart! (and for other Wicked lovers, did you know they are making a movie??? Already in the process of it! I wonder if it will be more like the musical (probably) or the book (doubt it))
Oh! And the pink/green combo. They are my 2 favorite colors and I always put them together because I just couldn’t decide. So, when they started using the combo EVERYWHERE, I was 150% okay with that. I didn’t have to choose anymore! lol
Post # 3
Well I truly believe I was the very first person to like Lady Gaga…well….atleast within my group of friends anyway. I saw her for the very first time on “So you think you can dance” before she was famous. So i started to sing her song and all my friends kept asking me who she was…
Post # 4
I liked Arcade Fire when they first came out (and still love them), so that gets me some hipster points I think.
I liked the song Waterfalls on the TLC CD before it was popular, lol.
And…Wicked is an amazing, amazing book. I read it before the musical came out, but it was definitely recommended to me. I love that Oz as compared to the other.
I wore Chuck Taylors in elementary school, which was years before they were popular…
Post # 5
@Mrs Hedgehog: Oh me too! I had been an ‘Idina fangirl’ for a couple of years before Wicked came out!
That’s about all I’ve got though. D:
Post # 6
It really pisses me off that when I was at school I was considered a complete “weirdo” for liking the things I did. If I went to school NOW I would be considered the coolest kid ever. Meh. Too many things to name.
Post # 7
Lord of the Rings waaay before the movies. Annoys me when I say they are my favourite books and people just roll their eyes as if to say ‘oh yeah you and the world’
Post # 8
Brad Neely (comic artist, comedian)
I liked him years before he became super popular with “Wizard People, Dear Reader” the hilarrrious dub of the 1st Harry Potter movie. His cartoon vids are super popular on youtube now and he has a show on Cartoon Network.
Post # 9
I personally hate when people refuse to like something anymore when it becomes mainstream. It just screams “I’m trying way too hard to be different and cool.” If you liked it before it became cool, what’s stopping you from still liking it after? Take it as a compliment, lots of people share your taste! Stop trying to be hipster and just like what you like, popularity be damned.
Post # 10
My sister used to go the Abacos in the Bahamas every year with her husband. It’s not a real touristy place…mostly locals and fishermen. Well she would always come back with great island music that she heard down there and she got me hooked on Kevin Lyttle’s “turn me on”. Literally like 3 years later her and I were sitting by my parents pool when it came on the radio. We both kind of jumped up and were like no way! this is so neat! Then it became pretty popular that summer and I always remember being like “i’ve known this song for years” haha.
Post # 11
Jason Mraz. Flew across the country to see him years ago. Been in lyrical love with him since his first appearance on Austin City Limits.
Post # 12
If you want to know about music before most others, listen to xpn.org. I heard the Gotye song there a full month or two before it became popular. Ta da!
Post # 13
Electronic dance music seems to have picked up a lot of fans lately. A lot more than there were 5 years ago. Its also on the radio all of the sudden and festivals are sold out the day tickets go on sale.may not have loved it first but I loved it before it was cool lol.
Post # 14
@Spoonie: ME TOO – marvel comics, especially! I got made fun of soooooo much when I was younger because all I cared about were mutants and superheroes lol, but my life feels validated now. When we saw The Avengers, for the after-credits scene, everyone looked at me and I SCREAMED “Thanos!!!!” and I was like one of three people on the theater who knew.
And apparently it’s cool to like anime, dystopian fiction, programming, internet forums, and ethnic food…all things that I got teased for growing up 🙂
To answer OP’s question, I’ve been wearing Toms since the only style available was the wrap boot…I think that was 06?
Post # 15
Black velvet chokers – they were really in vogue in the mid 90’s. I wore them in high school in the late 80’s/early 90’s. My classmates thought it was weird. I knew they were awesome!
Post # 16
I have always loved F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the Great Gatsby is my favorite book of all time. Now that they’re making a huge movie out of it – starring Leo Dicaprio, no less – everyone suddenly loves the 1920s jazz age and all things Great Gatsby, and I’m seeing a lot of Great Gatsby wedding inspiration boards. Glad everyone else is suddenly getting into it, but whaaa?
Also, my Fiance and I were just watching Harry Potter yesterday and talking about this – when I was in 4th grade, one of my friends got the first Harry Potter book, and lent it to me and I LOVED it. It wasn’t famous yet at all, and we waited and waited for the second book to come out (weren’t even sure if there would be a second book). When the second book came out, we were exciiiited. And J.K. Rowling came to Philadelphia to promote it! Our moms drove us to a Barnes and Noble, and we got our Harry Potter books signed by her. Yup, we both claim to have liked Harry Potter before Harry Potter was THAT cool 🙂