An Indie poser is indeed someone who thinks and says that they're Indie. The obviously try too hard by trying to pull of weird colorful looks that just turn out looking gross. An Indie poser probably has no idea about any local or Indie/alternative bands. And if they do, it's obvious they don't enjoy them because they can't speak deeply about the music.
Indie kids do their own thing, they are their own person. They have unique interests and are usually intelligent and pretty deep.
So the kids who are obviously shallow, try too hard, don't care for deep conversations, and hide their true interests... but dress and listen to Indie music and call themselves Indie, are indeed not Indie.
True Indie Kid: I was watching Donnie Darko last night, and I just realized how fascinating the quality of the cinematography was, and the music choice really reflected the true agony and confusion I felt Donnie was going through.
Poser Indie Kid: uhm... yeah the giant bunny is so fucking.. uhm... rad. I uhm.. really like the... quality.....??
True Indie Kid: Okay man whatever
Bottom line--- If you try to be or want to be Indie, you never will. Because you are not.
Indie Posers are whack and retarded.
"Yea and his parents are letting him take his 4Runner, he'll fit in really well with all those other indie posers."
Indie Poser: LOL yeah! I have all of their songs!
Indie: You do realize I just made that up, right?
Indie Poser: ....
they usually dye their hair bright colors, such as red, and tear their tights on purpose. they are usally shit talkers, and a patsy, thry are suppoedly madly in love
Bill: Let's go for it.
Indie Poser: What's up
Will: What are your favorite indie bands?
Indie poser: Uhh...like a month ago I bought that new Strokes cd...is my hair messed up?
Bill: What an indie poser.