Jimmy Kimmel continues to absolutely crush it when it comes to pulling pranks that make normal, unsuspecting people look like complete fools on national television. This time, the late-night host sent a camera crew to the Coachella music festival in California to ask a bunch of hipsters about the bands they were most excited to see. In the process, he exposed the real fakery at play (hint: it’s the hipsters).
Pop quiz time. How familiar are you with all the hottest bands at this year’s Coachella? You probably know the headlining bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu-Tang Clan and Phoenix.
But were you a fan of Dr. Schlomo and the G.I. Clinic before they hit it big? How about Shorty Jizzle and the Plumbercrucks, The Obesity Epidemic, Two-Door Cinema Club, Get the F*ck Out of My Pool, The Chelsea Clintons or Regis and The Philbins?
Without fail, the hipsters interviewed in this piece refused to acknowledge that they’d never heard of these (fake) bands — despite the incredibly ridiculous names. Some, including one poor schmuck from Canada, went as far as blatantly lying about how much they had listened to these (again, ultra fake) bands. Cringe.
Start the countdown until hipsters start claiming that we’re all the lame ones and that it’s actually really cool to be into bands that don’t actually exist.