While at the concert Thursday night I came to the realization that indie rock doesn't really have a hand gesture. It needs it badly. Sure you could be ironic and throw the heavy metal horns, but I, for one, am getting a little tired of irony. In fact, I think earnestness isn't all so bad. ANYHOW, heavy metal has the horns, and I think they should be entirely their property since Dio invented them. Moving on, rap has the flexed-hand-move-up-and-down thing, not to mention "Throw your hands in the air, if you's a true playa." Then of course Rage Against the Machine and like-mided bands have kind of cornered the market on the fist raised in protest. But the mother of all music hand signals has to be the peace sign which of course is property of the hippies and Austin Powers. This is why I think indie rock needs some sort of hand signal. I don't know what, but it has to be fairly awesome and easy to do so all the hipsters can join in.