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My Experience at Record Store Day

I've always wanted to go to Record Store Day, but never have. Erie really never had record stores and last year I just didn't do it. So this year, instead of doing chores and going to the store, I said to myself in a monologue my neighbors may have heard: "Britt, fuck it. We're going. Part of life is about the experiences we have anyway." So I bought a bus pass and I WENT. 

This post is brought to you by Liv Tyler's midriff.
According to the folks at Fuse, Jack White was the national ambassador for the day. Of course he was: Jack is a noted sound-quality snob! 

Part of the appeal of Record Store Day are the new releases various artists come out with for it. Like MGMT, Garbage, Tegan and Sara, and David Bowie among others. I didn't see this- I just saw a lot of vinyl that would have been useless for me to buy because I have no turntable (shhhhhh).


I saw this and I ended up staring at it entranced for several moments. Alex Chilton still haunts me. 

I tried to go see Wavves in a Scottsdale record store, but guess what? I got lost on mass transit as happens. :/

So here's a play-by-play of my Record Store Day in my corner of the world:  
2:00 - walk around, consider redoing my style so I become a Victoria Legrand clone
no one I see on a regular basis would notice.

2:01- oh my god! "Lincoln" is out
2:03- wonder what I'd look like with a sweet beard
2:05- a Nick Drake record! I'm really in record snob heaven right now, golly!
2:06- where is this new Xx recording at?
2:10- watch metalhead in horror "rock out" at listening station. Walk away FAST
2:13- comb through records like I'm going to buy one
2:15- exclaim aloud "oh my goodness, Beach House!" Realize I have no idea what Beach House album it is.
2:16- find John Denver tribute album. Consider sending it to my mom; make mental note.
2:19- Vashti Bunyan! I've been transported back to the '60s. No a wait, there are hipsters still here. Dammit time travel isn't possible yet (only in Iran). 2:20- overhear "you should see my Hoobastanks!"
2:22- look for Jeff Buckley album. Can't find "Grace" FUCK THIS SHIT
2:24- have to reroute walking course because three hipsters are waddling through an aisle. Awkward!
2:25- text friend.
2:26- wish I wasn't alone here.
2:27- wish I had Instagram- something I feel sad about often.
2:29- hear a girl not know who the Smashing Pumpkins are. Laughter ensues!
2:30- in my dreams:



In my heart, I am:


2:30 - 2:45- stare at things.



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