Wandering around Brisbane's Fortitude Valley was not only fun, but alerted me to a vibrant graffiti culture in Brisbane. Quite by accident I read HipsterMattic, a ripper book by Matt Granfield set in Brisbane, on my return to Newcastle. Not only was it laugh out loud funny, but it taught me a great deal about hipsters. Pear cider may be delicious, but you really should stop after two bottles – that's from my own experience. And being lame is cool, at least for now.