April 20th- one of my favorite days of the year for many reasons. Not only is it exactly a month before my birthday (thus typically marking the beginning of BIRTHDAY MONTH!), but it is also Record Store Day- a day in which all vinyl nerds and obsessive compulsive music junkies flock to local record stores in droves. A happy day, indeed. I dragged myself out of bed at 7am to stand in line at Amoeba Records for nearly three hours and get my hands on some exclusive Record Store Day releases. By the end of the day, my feet were about ready to fall off, but I happily walked away with 3 records- Best Coast, Tegan & Sara, and the Grouplove/Manchester Orchestra/Frightened Rabbit split. I was a little bummed I didn't get the At the Drive-In re-release of Relationship of Command, but it's all good. I'll be obsessing over my Tegan & Sara vinyl for days/weeks/months/years. Plus the entire day was so much fun- hanging out with Juliette and my roommate Caitlyn, standing in line and crossing our fingers and toes that we would get the records we wanted before they sold out, then stopping for a beer or two at Stout. Perfect day. Did you guys go to Record Store Day? What did you pick up? And more importantly, who has the At the Drive-In re-release that they want to sell to me?!!
1. Caitlyn heading to Amoeba // 2. Standing in line // 3. Juliette, me & Caitlyn with our RSD "Menus" (DORKS.) // 4. Can't even handle Caitlyn's purple hair // 5. So I like Seafoam // 6. JuJu being pretty // 7. They gave us binder clips to mark our place in line. Mine ended up in my hair // 8. WHOA. Insanity inside Amoeba // 9. The impossible- a picture that is good of BOTH of us. We should frame this.