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Share Your Favorite Record Store Memories

image from recordstoreday.tuneportals.comRecord Store Day is this Saturday April 17th and most stores have lots of great things planned. This year there are signs that with a little help from vinyl and used goods; but mostly by selling more than just music, the downward trend for indie record shops may be finally slowing. But that doesn't mean that they don't need - and deserve - your support this Saturday and every day.

Plan 9 recently closed it's store in my newly adopted home of Roanoke, Virginia; so it's even more important that I visit the closest thing still left this Saturday - a grassroots store, gathering place, performance hall called Bazaar Consignments.

In case you need a little encouragement to support a record store in your local this Saturday, think back to your favorite moments spent in a record store. Maybe you were pawing through piles of used vinyl, arguing the finer points of Nick Drake's lyrics with a female store clerk with more piercings than you've ever seen before or watching a now famous band play a spirited show at full volume just two feet in front of you. To motivate yourself and others to support Record Store Day in the comments section below, please share...

What are your favorite record store memories?


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