Highlights From Look At This F*CKING PANEL: A Sociological Investigation Of The Hipster

by Angelica Martin · October 14, 2010

Mark Hunter, Gavin McInnes, Alexi Wasser, Tao Lin, Andrea Bartz, Brenna Ehrlich, Mary Corey

The six words you definitely didn't hear at 'Look At This F*CKING PANEL: A Sociological Investigation of the Hipster' at UCLA's Ackerman Grand Ballroom on Tuesday evening: Am I in the right place?

You would have to be blind, deaf and thoroughly out of touch to mistake this gathering for anything but what it was: a meeting of the hipster minds, all present and eager to discuss what it means to be a hipster in modern day society, where that definition leaves the loathsome poser, and the idiosyncrasies of hipster culture.

The ballroom was packed, and over-sized, plastic eyewear, tapered pants and stripes were plentiful. The energy in the room was upbeat and anticipatory as moderator Christian Lorentzen of The New York Observer introduced our six hipster panelists.