The 11th annual Record Store Day celebration is looking to be one of the best ever in terms of the offerings. Mike and Steve believe that the list of RSD releases is great! You might think that we might be partial, however, we have always been straight about our feelings regarding the lists and years past. When the list was less than decent in our opinion, we have stated such.
2018 is the first year in a few that we feel excellent about the offerings. In fact, customers are coming in and expressing their surprise and excitement more than ever in the past. Some have promised their first born and millions of dollars in exchange for preferential treatment and low number entry tickets.
In about a week, we will post a list of what we've ordered. At the same time, let me say that we've ordered a little of this, a lot of that, and we've ordered just about everything on the list. There are a few items that we passed on that fall into the category of not being recognized, or very regional or local in nature. However, as I recall, the number of titles not ordered probably does not exceed a dozen or so.
The store, as usual, will open at 8am. Normally speaking, Steve is at the store late Friday night setting things up for the big day and will generally head home for a couple of hours of sleep and come back around 3 or 4am and let the folks in, who've been hangin' out in line waitin' for the 8am anticipated opening,
However, this year may be a bit different. One of Steve's three children, Kyle, is getting married on the Friday right before Record Store Day. So, things are going to be fluid, meaning, that he is going to have to go with the flow. Consequently, although there is a plan, adjustments and audibles will be expectations for the day. Whatever the case may be, the store will definitely, at the very least, open at 8am.
Although we are not scheduling any live music for the day, which could certainly change depending upon Steve's whim and tendency to make last minute decisions, there is a great show taking place at Kiss The Sky at 8pm Record Store Day night. Edward David Anderson will be making a pretty rare Fox Valley area appearance and will be gracing the stage for what should end of being a grand affair.
Tickets for the show are $0.00.