Lorde is a way kewl teenager who’s super alternative and wise beyond her years. She’s bizarre, she’s rather frightening to watch perform live – and yes, she’s talented. With all this in mind, it should come as no shock to anyone that she really loves dumpster diving. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure – that’s what my Pop Pop used to tell me!
From The Telegraph:
Has she treated herself to anything extravagant yet? The question seems almost beyond her ken.
“See, I’m boring because my favourite thing to do is trawl the inorganics. Do you have inorganics here?”
This, it transpires, is a New Zealand reuse/recycling initiative: a period each year when everyone clears out their old televisions, sofas, suitcases, clothes. “It stays on the street for a few days and then it’s collected and put into a landfill somewhere. But people drive around and go through other people’s household rubbish. And, honestly, I’ve gotten amazing furniture, shoes, hats, jackets.”
She’s done this since she was famous?
“I did this three weeks ago! Recognised every single time. So embarrassing!” she says, laughing. Apparently even superstar teenagers – no matter how preternaturally wise and cool – can be mortified.
It’s embarrassing when you’re a little kid and your family is into dumpster diving. My grandparents made a living and were able to retire early because of their dumpster diving/antiques dealing. However, she CHOOSES to do this, so what’s embarrassing about it?
I also hate the whole, “Oh, LOL, I’m so boring! I don’t really like famous things!” that some of these celebs are into. No, you’re not boring, you’re a normal human being doing normal human things. I would find major Hollywood events and clubbing and drugging night after night boring, so…
Anyway, there you have it: Lorde loves finding free shit in other people’s trash. Yahoo!