Hipster Runoff At The Animal Collective "DJ Set" At The Natural History Museum: A Look At The Kids That Defined The Decade

by Rachelle Hruska · January 11, 2010

    [I see a lot of plaid down there...]

    Animal Collective, in case you aren't a 20-something "don't-call-me-a-hipster, hipster" frequenting places like "Lit," "Death by Audio," "Glasslands," and "Brooklynvegan.com" (where these photos are taken from), is an "experimental, psychedelic" band from NYU by way of Baltimore. (according to Wiki). Active since 2000, the fans of Animal Collective have, in one way, defined our generation of the last decade. And their "DJ Set" at the Natural History Museum this past Friday night is an indicator that these "Spirited" hipsters are ready to stick around for another 10 years, if we don't stop them.

    View from the inside. Natural History Museum.

    Brian Weitz, above, who they call "Geologist," was the leader of this DJ Set. Note: the actually band, consisting of David Portner (aka Avey Tare), Josh Dibb (aka Deakin), and Noah Lennox (Panda Bear), were not actually there.

    Hipsters weigh more on the moon...

    What lessons can we take away from Animal Collective for reference into a new decade?

    It doesn't take much to keep this breed of humans happy. Give a hipster some free beer, neon lights, and a cool looking event space, and they will be more than happy:

    [The Evolution of the Hipster]

    [The Hipster: A Pox on New York Since (at least) 1965]

    [Someone Pissed In Gavin McInnes's Cereal]