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The Hipster Olympics 2012: A Berlin Event

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Jul 23, 2012 02:41 PM EDT

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Every PBR swigging, American Spirit smoking, ironic'd mustache sporting hipster's dream came true this past weekend at Berlin's Hipster Olympics.

Forget Williamsburg, The Hipster Olympics is where hipsters go to see and be seen by their tattooed, skinny jeaned compatriots. Saturday marked the second annual Hipster Olympic games held in Berlin, that hosts hipster-centric events such as confetti tossing, horned-rimmed glass throwing and vinyl record spinning.

The winning team, Jam FM, took home the Golden Club Mate trophy--a gilded bottle of Club-Mate. The winners and losers accepted their place apathetically, since they were too cool to give a crap.

Some games include, the "Skinny Jeans Tug-o-War" where two teams of hipsters pull the legs of the pair of skinny jeans until one side loses. With bubble tea being one of hipster's iconic, non-alcoholic beverages of choice, contestants had to suck candy out of cups of bubble tea with a straw in one event.

At the "Cloth Tote Sack Race," hipsters used canvas tote bags, their favorite casual journal and iPod carrying utensil, instead of potato sacks. "The Make Your Own Ironic Hipster Mustache Competition" was full of colored paper, scotch tape and makeshift materials for hipsters to create their most ironic mustache to sport at the local dive bar where they can listen to the coolest band that hasn't gone mainstream yet.


Hipsters create a fake beard on a teammate's face during a facial hairstyling competition. Credit: Reuters
Hipsters compete in a tote-bag race. Credit: Reuters
Hipsters compete in a horn-rimmed glass tossing event. Credit: Reuters


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