Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Reality Check

My girlfriends and I visited the trendy Halo lounge on Jasper Avenue for the first time. The red interiors and forest wallpaper make for a Greenwich Village-style environment where hipsters in Edmonton can congregate and dance to New Wave house music and indie tunes. I have never seen so many girls wear cotton tank tops tucked into short pencil skirts all at once --- it was like walking into an Urban Outfitters commercial shoot. Of course, the terms "trendy" and "hipster" are always ironic concepts of individuality. If the ladies, gentlemen, and queens all want to stand out, how do they do so in a lounge full of the same types of people who all want to stand out? It seems these thoughts never run through Laura's head, of course. She's too busy having a wonderful time:

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