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 wiki has a great deleted definition of a scenester. A scenester is not to be confused with a hipster, which is somewhat different; this phrase better describes individuals who refer to themselves as being 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 parody of these terms.

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

  • (sarcastically) "Those shoes are very scene of you."

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

Scenester is a term used to describe an individual who participates in the clothing styles, hair styles, and general lifestyles that revolve around certain Subculture, particulary pertaining to music. These Subcultures created are referred to as "scenes." "Scenesters" generally are found in, but are not limited to, hardcore, Metalcore, electr0cl@sh, and Emo music. The noun "scene" is many times used as an adjective to describe "scenesters." Scene can also refer to the underground party scene and it's followers.


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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   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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzYHHl24iDo