(Closed) "I liked it before it was cool". What did YOU like?

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@hammerpants:  LOL, yep, I completely agree 🙂

I liked Death Cab for Cutie way before most people had even heard of them.  And I still do!  Spinning off of what hammerpants said, I hate when people stop liking their favorite band when they become popular – like, do you want your favorite band to toil away in obscurity (and poverty) just so you can be “in the know”?  Such a silly and selfish attitude!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I liked Dane Cook before he was cool–one time I was sick and my friend came to visit me and he had one of those Comedy Central 30 minute spots and we thought he was HILARIOUS. Then it seemed like after we became obsessed and quoting his routine EVERYONE was on the bandwagon. Now, though, He has started to fade on my list of comedians. I saw him live and I became a little disenchanted b/c I felt like he did not want to be there. Maybe he was going through stuff in his life, however, I felt cheated as a fan who had waited FOREVER to see him live.

I also liked the band Cute is What We Aim For before they even had a name for their first album. They had a PureVolume account and I even chatted with the drummer via Instant Messenger and it was really cool. Then as soon as their album came out they were huge and all over the radio. Again, they have faded from my bands list… I like their old stuff, because its nostalgic for me but other than that I am not a huge fan.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@sarahbabs:  I agree. I always got super excited when my favorite bands became well known. It became easier to go see them live!! : ) And more people knew about them so I could talk about them and not seem crazy.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

The only things I can think of off the top of my head

  • Harry Potter. My uncle works at Warner Brother’s studios in the marketing department, so I didn’t have to wait for any of the books growing up. My friends thought I was weird, but I got into Harry Potter way before the craze started.
  • The Hunger Games is another book I got into before the rest of the world went nuts for Katniss.
  • Dark nail polish. When I was in high school, no one wore dark polish, most of the kids thought I was goth, but right after graduation, it became super popular (again? I don’t really know these things)

I’m sure there are more that I can’t think of.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Anime. I liked it back in the early days when VHS tapes contained four episodes, you had to choose between subtitled and very poorly voice-acted dubs. Oh, and each tape was close to $30. I spent a lot of time at the one comic shop in a 35 mile raidus that had the tapes for rent. I also spent a lot of time in Chinatown. Oh, and I was going to Otakon long before it was so big, it needed the Baltimore Convention Center. It used to be in a tiny hotel in the suburbs of Baltimore.

Video games. I was a gamer back in the Atari days. The 2600 was one of the greatest systems ever released. Most people my age had their first experience with a Nintendo, but I’m an Atari fangirl. We never had a Nintendo. We went from the 2600 to the 7800. Later, we got a Genesis. I think Dreamcast was the most groundbreaking of the modern systems. It was lightyears ahead of the previous systems. Sure, PS3 and 360 have better graphics, but the upgrade was far less extreme. Sega dropped the ball hardcore on marketing, though. That is why we don’t see new Sega systems anymore.

I was a fan of Nicole Kidman WAAAAY before she was famous. Her third or fourth movie was one called BMX Bandits, filmed in the early 80’s when she was a teenager. My brother and I were seriously into BMX and breakdancing movies back then. We both remembered the pretty red haired girl with the cool accent from that movie. We recognised her in Days of Thunder, and now, of course, everyone knows who she is!

I’ve also seen several bands play at small clubs, who are now playing larger shows (arenas and such). 

I’m not a hipster though, because I still like it all. I’m more like “uphill both ways, not git off my lawn!” lady. I shake my gnarled fist at kids these days, telling them if it weren’t for my generation, they’d still be buying their anime fan-subbed, out of back alleys, wrapped in plain brown bags. 🙂

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I got my munroe lip piercing over 10 years ago and I didn’t know anyone who had one at the time. Now I feel like every other person has one. I still love my mine but it sure isn’t very original anymore!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Game of Thrones!! Fiance gave me the first book when we first met because he loved it so much. I loved it and kept reading them as they came out. WAAy before HBO got wind of it. Now everyone and their mother is reading it. It’s nice that it’s popular but we’re always like “we read it first!”

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was into pink flamingos WAY before they became a craze. I also wore boots three seasons out of the year, again, way before it became fashionable to do so.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ugh. Had all the things that are trendy right now been cool when I was in high school, I would have been the most popular girl in school. I’ve always loved:

Gaming

Books of every kind

Vintage stuff/retro fashion

Independent/local music

Sci-fi/fantasy (Stark Trek FTW)

Anime

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Only things I can think of off the top of my head are

Colbie Caillat, Totally was her fan on Myspace before she even came out with an album.. and downloaded a lot of her songs that she recorded in her bathroom (she said it had the best acoustics)

The Band Perry- Once again fan of theirs before they even came out with an album or single. about a year after I found them I got to see them in concert for free because noone knew them STILL!! and they came to play in Pensacola for new year’s eve. That next year they skyrocketed.

Harry Potter- while I didn’t read them as early as the pp who had someone in publishing… I definitely read it right when it first came out. which was kind of cool b/c Harry Potter was the same age as me while I first started reading them. Later on everyone started raving about these books.. and I was like.. uhh I already read them and am waiting for her new book!

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I took one of Those ” are you a hipster” quizzes and got a 100. My friend who actually is a hipster  got ” you’re trying to hard” he was so mad.  I like what I like regardless of I’d it’s “mainstream” or not. 

However I still a fan of Pokemon, so that might tell you something.

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The band Jack’s Mannequin back when they were Something Corporate.  Saw them at small venues and downloaded bootlegs of some of their songs that were never released.  Went to a Jack’s Mannequin concert last year, and we were the oldest people by 10-15 years 🙁

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Target (started shopping there in 1991)

Frye Harness boots (mine are 12 years old)

Chanel Vamp nail polish (early 90s-still on my toes today:)

Lemony Snicket books (Hunger Games too for that matter)

TiVo (1st generation)

And more-I’m usually an early adopted:)

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@Floridian Belle:  Yes! I also discovered Lady Gaga on SYTYCD!!  

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@Spoonie:  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.

Have you seen 21 Jump Street? This isn’t really a spoiler but that’s what happens to the nerd – he gts cool! Haha

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