I think everyone needs a cultural outlet, regardless of their taste. All the hatred toward people who go to Future Music or Stereosonic, to the gym, or to the Melbourne Cup reeks of Classism.
Not everyone likes noise music, slam poetry or performance art. Sometimes, I’m not sure that I even like these things - especially when they’ve been crafted lazily. More often than not, people think that it’s enough to adopt the aesthetic of counter-culture without it having been properly distilled, rehearsed or thought out in their work.
I don’t believe in sluts, bitches or jocks.
People with mainstream tastes aren’t necessarily boring - just as aloof, hipsters in bad bands aren’t necessarily interesting. Every sub-culture is populated with both good and bad people.