A line started forming outside Ditch Records Friday night in anticipation of Record Store Day Saturday.
The annual event, which began in the U.S. in 2007, is now celebrated at record stores around the world with hundreds of recording artists participating in the day by doing performances, meet and greets with their fans, special appearances and issuing special vinyl releases.
Today is Record Store Day with special releases from multiple artists hitting local record shops. The 2019 ambassadors of Record Store Day are Pearl Jam. pic.twitter.com/jdPIwIgu6h
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“There are a bunch of specialty titles that come out and everyone just celebrates the Indy record stores in their town,” said Ditch Records manager Griffon Simms. “It’s grown exponentially in the past 10 years.”
Elated six-year-old Jude Hardy was thrilled to add the Trolls record to her collection.
Russ Solc stopped into the record store Saturday to pick up the special vinyl released for the occasion by his favourite band Pearl Jam – this year’s Record Store Day Ambassadors.
“It’s my birthday so I thought I’d treat myself,” said Solc.
— Record Store Day (@recordstoreday) April 14, 2019
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