Skinny jeans at dawn: Hipster Olympics 2012

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Skinny jeans at dawn: Hipster Olympics 2012

Dozens of Berlin scenesters battled it out for the coveted title of “Hipster of the Year 2012” over the weekend, in ironic events such as jute bag jumping, the Club Mate crate race and skinny jeans fighting.


The tongue-in-cheek event, held in eastern Berlin’s hip Friedrichshain district on Saturday, saw twelve teams of self-proclaimed hipsters compete in Olympic-style events – whilst at the same time attempting not to appear too keen.

Organisers said up to 6,000 mainly young spectators turned out at Postbahnhof to watch events such as the Apple product “The Price is Right” game, a bubble tea dive and a vinyl marathon.

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But being a hipster in Europe’s capital of cool is “not all fun and games” warned games organiser Thomas Blockus, 27, in his opening speech to the crowd, there’s like, you know, politics and stuff?

Blockus then proceeded to read out a “Hipster Manifesto” of demands to Berlin city administration – more iPhone charging stations in U-bahn stations, a Club Mate fountain at Rosenthaler Platz in Mitte and more places where party goers can hang up their jute bags at the infamous Berghain Techno club.

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