so trendy .
got back into lookbook today after a break of three months (and having a life). the first thing i noticed when i got on was the massive increase in hypes, both of the hot/top pages and in general; almost as if membership exploded while i was away.
i don’t know how to respond to growing trends; usually i ignore them, and occassionally if a band i like gets famous i’m happy for them since they can make more money from their music.
but trends like fashion, and interest in stuff that are labled “indie” confuse me a little.
most of the time i go along with things i think are awesome rather than the idea that they are socially accepted. i think its cool that other people will share my interests, but there is something disconcerting about it. first of all, the i-liked-that-band-first people will start bitching about it, and how uncool the newbies are. secondly, the newbies start whining that just because they got into it late it doesn’t mean they like it less. and thirdly, when something becomes too mainstream it eventually fucks up in the public eye and dies out, and i don’t want that to happen to stuff i like.
i’m conflicted because i feel that good indie stuff deserves to be recognised, yet nothing good deserves to be spoiled except for mainstream trash. so when does something cross the barrier from being “good” to being “popular” and then to being “good because it’s popular”?
and what if one day having one’s own opinion and expressing it became popular? what will everyone do then?