"Whac-A-Hipster" is a thing at the 2012 Voodoo Experience


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"Ever felt the urge to ‘Whac-A-Hipster?’" asks multi-billion dollar international car company Toyota, which invites music fans at Voodoo to "live our their hipster-whacking fantasies" at the Prius Family Playground.

I don't know about you, but when I've rounded up the wife and kids and need a quick break from the daily grind, nothing cools me down like a refreshing round of bloody-knuckled fisticuffs with a fashionable teen.

Me and my fellow meat-headed family men slap on our sleeveless tees, yellow sunglasses and get to work on burying our hands into the faces of quirky kids in cardigan sweaters. Thanks, Toyota, for sharing the family-style approach to beating the shit out of people I don't like.

Now that you've got my attention, what else can we check out at this year's Toyota Prius Family Playground?

Take a spin on the Human-Powered Prize Wheel, a giant hamster wheel that harnesses your power and rewards you with a prize, or gather your friends and play the Prius Family Challenge. Too much tweeting, texting and instagramming for your cell phone to handle? Hop in the Prius Plug-In and Charge Up Station where up to five people can charge their phones for five minutes. After working up a sweat, cool down with a complimentary Prius-shaped popsicle and commemorative Voodoo bandana.

... tweet... ing? Instragram? hybrid vehicles? bandanas? hamster wheels? Ha... good one, Toyota. I get it. I see what you're trying to do. That's all some hip stuff! I mean, I know you're not a hipster, Toyota. Are you? Are you a hipster, Toyota?

While enjoying the performances, guests can strike a pose in the Corolla Lenticular Photo Booth, make a festival fashion statement with make-your-own headbands and wrist cuffs at the DIY Leather Art Station and pick up a complimentary Voodoo silk screened poster.

No. No, it can't be. Toyota! No! Excuse me, I'm a little worked up from giving my neighbor's kid a stern talking to and beat down for wearing skinny jeans, but photobooths? DIY leather? This is too much, Toyota. As the man of this household, we say "no" to "hipsters," and you've crossed the line, Toyota.

See you in the ring, old friend.


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