[VIDEO] ‘Hipster’ wedding proposal is adorable, but also a little frightening

HuffPo is calling this the “ultimate hipster wedding proposal” (perhaps jumping on the NYT bandwagon?) but we are not convinced.

Admittedly, for a time, said “hipsters” did like to go around wearing animal heads.

And “hipsters” also really like folksy songs … played by bearded British dudes … with … guitars? They like beards, right? Read that somewhere, maybe. (F’real though, the song by Alexi Murdoch that Sean and Mandy here chose to soundtrack this proposal video is super great. You guys have good taste in proposal video songs.)

But … that’s all we’ve got. Pretty sure getting married is not high on the list of ways to be nonconformist that the hipster canon demands, which brings us back to point A) The American Hipster is dead.

But we digress. The point here — that we were trying to make before getting distracted by spirit hoods and very decent indie-folk music — is that this proposal video, while undeniably adorable and heartwarming, if you’re into that kind of thing, is not hipster. We’d argue that enlisting a group of people in giant animal costumes to converge upon the unsuspecting object of your affection as a way of saying “I’ll love you forever and ever, want in?” is actually a little bit terrifying.

But maybe that’s just because that pink elephant is bringing back some disturbing flashbacks. But also, maybe that’s just us.

(Oh hey, Sean and Mandy, congrats by the way. You crazy kids are going to do great.)

 


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