Berlin hosted the Hipster Olympics this month. Image: Hipster Olympiade
Sports are generally the domain of jocks; you don’t find too many hipsters on the football field or baseball diamond. But that doesn’t mean the skinny jean-wearing, fixed gear bicycle riding masses don’t enjoy a good competition, as proved by the second annual Hipster Olympiade.
The “Games,” held in Berlin, featured teams of three to five going head to head in events that are even stranger than some of the oddest stuff the real Olympics have featured.
Skinny jeans tug of war
Bubble tea drinking
Make your own ironic hipster mustache
Potato sack races (in cloth tote bags)
Confetti throwing / hurdles
Horned-rimmed glasses throwing
Of course, no Olympiade would be complete without gold to fight for. The prize: a “golden” bottle of Club-Mate, a carbonated German drink made from mate-extract. The one day event also featured musical performances, an art show and an after party.