Condescension: At The Bus Stop


At the Bus Stop

Originally uploaded by natalyam.

There’s nothing like seeing something like this on flickr to make you wonder about this city. Whether the people who “understand” the civil divide can be more of an asshole, I’m not really all that sure, but I can say that this one’s got me shaking my head.

What is it about this town’s hipsters that make them feel the need to be literally so much better? I mean, if we post about a 9:30 club show that was “sekrit”, then we get yelled at for not letting “true fans” gets a ticket. Right. When the 9:30 club is giving out twice as many tickets to radio stations instead of selling them to “true fans.”

And of course, this, where it intimates that if you like to hang out in Dupont or Chevy Chase or Georgetown instead of Anacostia or Southeast, somehow you’re a bad person. Is it too much to ask for a little bit of reality these days? I guess so.

3 Comments so far

  1. Jenn L (unregistered) on October 24th, 2005 @ 2:38 pm

    To me, there are several really funny things about this flyer upon reading the photog’s description. One, it was apparently glued to a bus shelter. Hardly going to reach its target audience posted there. Two, the bus shelter was in Chevy Chase. Quite the culinary cornucopia in CC, so many diners out and about now scared witless of their waitstaff as they dine, ah, where exactly? Three, the urban/suburban/cultural/class/race divide is a DC-area topic that deserves a serious dialogue. Somehow just messing with the cream of mushroom soup doesn’t hack it for me.


  2. darpino (unregistered) on October 25th, 2005 @ 2:06 am

    I wonder which Punk show “bus-stop boy” will be at?


  3. WFY (unregistered) on October 25th, 2005 @ 8:44 am

    Avril Lavigne



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