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The Record Fair: It’s Back, New And Improved

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The Record Fair is back this Sunday at the Black Cat. The Fair has become a very big deal, and very big business for vinyl geeks. In February, it drew roughly 1,500 people and some criticism about lighting, and space. Apparently those issues have been addressed, according to event organizer/blogger The Vinyl District. They write:

"While we were thrilled with the turn-out and the enthusiasm shown the event last time, we did receive a few complaints:

The lighting: Right, it was dark. But leave your spelunking helmets home this time, we're doing our best Sunday morning to remedy the lighting issue and bringing in additional light sources.

The crowd size: While we can't control the number of folks who show up, last time the downstairs Red Room was closed and not an option for decompressing with or without a pint. This time we're opening it up and making it available throughout the afternoon to hang and enjoy a frosty beverage.

All the vinyl vendors will still be upstairs in the main stage area but we're hoping by providing an option downstairs [emphasis added], we can lessen the crowd size a bit to make it easier to move around and get where you need to go."

Som Records' Neal Becton, who is one of the event's organizers explains the space debate: "The downstairs bar is going to be open...We're not going to have vendors down there yet. We're kinda going to seeing how much attendance we get for this one....We weren't sure about pulling the trigger on getting two floors for vending."

Schedule, details are after the jump.

DJ Schedule for the Record Fair is as follows: Noon to 1: Alec MacKaye; 1-2: Cobruhhh (Windian);  2-3: Emily/Susan from Exit Clov; 3-4: DJ Dredd; 4-5: Fort Knox Five; 5-6: John Foster (BYT)

And don't forget the Record Fair after-party at Marvin.

*photo courtesy of youcallthathiphop.com.

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