Self-described local hipster has vastly superior taste to the rest of us
By Cazzy Lewchuk, Staff Writer
Describing himself as an “alternative guy who doesn’t consume all this mainstream crap,” 21-year-old Douglas College student Tyler Gaines gave a brief interview to the Other Press about his elevated, superior interests and activities.
“Yeah, I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, Grammies, or any of the Olympic coverage,” Gaines said, describing in excruciating detail his television consumption habits. Gaines went on to call the millions of people who tuned into these major TV events “plebeians,” as he prefers shows with a little more culture, such as Doctor Who and Justified.
Gaines’ hobbies include geocaching and “Calvinball,” which he explained are much better alternative activities to the socializing and sports enjoyed by other students. Gaines also regularly homebrews, which takes up several hours of his day; he assured us it was worth it to achieve a slightly darker and more expensive beer than what the aforementioned “plebeians” drink.
Gaines also has superior taste in music, rejecting mainstream artists like Kanye West and Katy Perry. He instead listens to underrated obscure bands like Arcade Fire, Outkast, and Imagine Dragons.
“Yeah, I pretty much just listen to 102.7 The Peak… They mostly play obscure indie stuff that conformists don’t like.”
This summer, he plans to make a trip to a little-known festival called the Squamish Valley Music Festival to see Arcade Fire live for the first time, having only discovered them last month.
Gaines is currently in his 13th semester at Douglas College, working towards his one-year certificate in Performing and Fine Arts.