For all those times you’re walking down the street, trying to have a great time, and you get stopped by a “homeless” person. So you take a moment, and decide, “Hey, I’ll help this guy out, who’s obviously in need”. Then you start noticing it. The tattered Vans, the skinny jeans, the ironic t-shirt, the $100 messenger bag, the trim beard that’s crafted to look dirty, the bed head, the $200 plastic watch. And he isn’t asking you for money, he’s handing you a flyer for his band. Or a cause you’ve never heard of. So put your money down before you embarrass yourself. And take a look at this handy blog that will help you decide if the person on the street is HOMELESS OR HIPSTER. (Hint: they’re all hipster on this site, cause I’m not about to exploit the homeless).
Are those high heels? How is she not homeless? Cause she’s sleeping on her own purse. Thanks RB!
-SXSW on a Saturday
-Asked to use my cell phone to call a buddy (got a call later, guy disappeared…)
Verdict: not homeless, but not a hipster either. Just drunk…
-Chillin at Peets Coffee
-Playin a Sony PSP?
Verdict: Unpossible to determine.
Drunk man: I’m sitting between a homeless man and a hipster!
Supposed homeless man: I’m the hipster, right?
Overheard by: Raine, Michelle, Pamela, Carrie, Lauren @ OverHeardinNewYork
-New Era fitted cap
-V neck T
-Scary homeless dude look of terror
-Knit wool cap
-Bike messenger bag
-Sitting on the street listening to shitty two-man band playing with random instruments.
-Skinny long sleeve white T
-Leather wrist strap
-Drunk/Tired sleeping at 2 AM in the Mission