If you don't know what a scenster is already. Then you're hopeless. Go shove a spike into your crimson heart and weep in the shadows of your ignorance. And then pray you'll be resurrected in a thrift store.

Sarcasm aside, another popular [wikipedia]wiki has a great deleted [wikipedia]definition of a scenester. A scenester is not to be confused with a [wikipedia]hipster, which is somewhat different; this phrase better describes individuals who refer to themselves as being [WWW]deck. Scenester seems to be more of a pejorative than hipster, though this all depends on your social group. Scenesters all try to look different in the same way. The sarcastic news source, The Onion, ran a funny [WWW]parody of these terms.

For example, if you want to criticise a friend's look for being too trendy:

Since wikipedia seems to have deleted the Scenester page (they aren't scene enough), here's the definition from the web archive (GFDL licensed):


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2004-12-06 20:56:12   How many scenesters does it take to change a lightbulb? What? You don't know? - JenndelaVega

2005-01-31 10:43:37   I'm confused, I thought scenester was an insult. —AmeliaCarlson

2005-01-31 13:13:37   Context I'm seeing it here in seems pretty insulting. And I thought it was not an insult —KrisFricke

2005-03-16 17:02:17   I have no idea what is going on. —GeorgeLewis

2005-04-18 20:26:01   Well I thought it was more of a description than an insult but then I got chewed out by a friend of a KDVS DJ and use it in a purely derogatory sense. That being said, if one admits to being scene, does that lift the derogatory connotation? Or are they merely being ironic and pandering to the non-scenester that had the ignorance to call them on it? —DanielMedinaCleghorn

2005-06-07 00:13:05   this page has a long to way to go, if anywhere at all. —KristenBirdsall

2005-06-07 02:53:08   my fingers hurt —ArlenAbraham

2005-06-07 03:49:37   do people really use the word "deck," or is that just some made up word that non-hipsters think hipsters use. kind of like people from the midwest falsely thinking that northeasterners call New Jersey "joisey" —CraigBrozinsky

2005-07-11 23:56:50   I call it joisey..I mean it's so DECK! —MarieBoisvert

2005-07-21 10:59:45   [WWW]This always makes me laugh. —ES

2005-09-06 03:44:37   I clicked on this page hopefully to get a better understanding of this word (my friends from socal have come back to Davis using the words in annoying excess), but instead find myself incredibly confused but amused. —AlvinTsao

2013-01-20 20:12:17   I'm told Emo's turned into Scenesters turned into Hipsters. So I just put out the funniest new Hipster parody ever on YouTube "Hipster The Get Down" check it out! [WWW]

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