I've overheard your theory "Nostalgia's for geeks"
I guess sir, if you say so, some of us just like to read

from Lady Gaga – Applause Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Mainly, it snipes at the 80’s sound embodied in “Born This Way”, along with this song. Gaga and her Little Monsters don’t care.

It also refers to the now-common breed of hipster that came out of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. Generalized as being obsessed over old things, books, and music, many are just normal people who enjoy what they enjoy. Gaga falls into the latter category, more concerned with finding what she wants than adhering to a random person’s thoughts.

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