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Creepy New Raver Trend: Waving Tiny Doll Hands

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Some fest-goers at HARD Summer sporting these tiny doll hands on their fingers (Photo by Jean Trinh/LAist)
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Forget the pacifiers and kandi bracelets. The latest raver trend may be putting creepy, tiny doll hands on your fingers.

We were at HARD Summer at the Pomona Fairplex over the weekend, and first spotted one of these small toy hands on the ground as we were walking to The Chemical Brothers' show. We thought it was trippy, and then kept seeing more on the ground throughout the weekend. While we thought there could be a serial killer scattering these hands around to freak people out, some folks later told us it was this weird, new trend where people use these hands to wave around on their index fingers like they are saying hi. They also caress people's faces with the doll hands. *Shudder*

When we checked out Die Antwoord at the music festival, we finally saw two women in the audience with these doll hands happily waving them to each other—and of course, we had to snap a photo of that interaction.

It looks like this baby doll hands thing may be a global thing. VICE wrote about England's British Summer Time music festival in June, and the writer also spotted these hands:

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Two teenagers who had tiny baby hands—tiny toy baby hands, little tiny doll hands that they affixed to the tip of their fingers—and who spent the evening taking photos of these eerie little tiny plastic hands looking as though they were manipulating the figures on stage, a thing I looked at and immediately had a loud scream in my head that went "I DON’T UNDERSTAND YOUNG PEOPLE."

Millennials, man.