Enthusiastic Music Fans headed to Dr. Disc Records, some as early as 5:00 AM before the doors opened for business to wait in line, in anticipation of the 12th annual Record Store Day on Saturday (April 13). Thousands of independent record stores across the world and music fans have enjoyed the day since it was founded in 2007. Taking place on the third Saturday in April each year, the day celebrates the culture of the independently owned record store.
The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores featuring a limited number of vinyl records pressed specifically for Record Store Day, special releases, and various promotional products, only distributed to participating businesses.
The first thrity people in line received a Dr. Disc Golden Ticket which entitled them to a cool Dr. Disc T-Shirt and Tote Bag. Customers were also treated to coffee, which was welcomed by those who waited in line in what was a bit of a cool morning. Early in the day the line was about a half block long!
Customers also enjoyed live music starting in the morning and running through the early afternoon performed by local musicians including Learning, Datsunn, Crissi Cochrane, Tony Coates, Andrew Macleod & Leigh Wallace, Allesandro Rotondi, Brendan Scott Friel, and Huttch.
New local company Pretty in the Algorithm who showcase local “artists” in a new video series called Instrumental were in attendance. They filmed many great moments at Dr. Disc Records including asking customers questions about Record Store Day. Dr. Disc has posted these videos on their Instagram profile. In one of the videos, customer Colin Sutton said, “Record Store Day is important because it makes people aware of the physical mediums around them, streaming has been taking over and now record sales are back, Record Store Day shows that records are not dead and people still listen to vinyl.”
For all the videos shot at Dr. Disc Records on Record Store Day visit their Instagram profile at https://www.instagram.com/drdiscrecords/
Photos by Dan Boshart
Dan Boshart is a talented photographer from Windsor, Ontario, who is looking forward to spending more time on concert photography when he retires from his full time job in the automotive industry. In addition to shooting bands, he has an interest in travel, architectural and street photography. Some of Dan’s photos can be viewed on Instagram and he can be followed on Twitter or his 27th Floor Photography Facebook Page.