The Brief: The "Me Romanticizing My Trip To, Listening To Lana Del Rey" TikTok trend sees creators trying to make mundane activities feel more dramatic than they really are.
TikTokers are becoming the main character and finding ways to make mundane activities seem better or more appealing and dramatic than they really are as part of the “Me Romanticizing My Trip To, Listening To Lana Del Rey” trend. Many of these videos are associated with the “Main Character” trend, which saw creators imagining themselves as the star in a coming-of-age movie.
These videos began growing in popularity around mid-August. This trend is performed to Lana Del Rey’s “Mariners Apartment Complex.” There are over 9,000 videos linked to the audio.
I’m the board, the lightning, the thunder
Kind of girl who’s gonna make you wonder
Who you are and who you’ve beenAnd who I’ve been is with you on these beaches
Your Venice b*tch, your die-hard, your weakness
Maybe I could save you from your sins
So, kiss the sky and whisper to Jesus
TikToker @James_ikin romanticized his train ride by pulling is knees up to his chest while he stared out the window. The video received over 67,000 likes and 331,000 views.
Creator @Suwuuuuu’s video saw her romanticize a trip to the park. Instead of reading the book in her hands, she spent her time looking around to see if anyone noticed her. The video amassed over 138,000 likes and 794,000 views.
sorry my eyes are flickering i got so tired of reading i ended up taking a nap
One of the most popular videos is by @Daiseygorgeous. Their TikTok sees them walking around an airport, tying a jacket around their waist, and ordering Starbucks coffee to seem like a “cool, matured” traveler. The video garnered 406,000 likes and 1.7 million views in two days.