Saturday, April 16, 2011

RSD 2011

It is official, I hate Record Store Day.  I had heard of Record Store Day before, but never actually went to one.  After checking out the website and seeing some releases I liked I decided to go in hopes of getting something cool.  So today I went and those hopes were quickly crushed amid a horde of douchebag hipsters buying Sufjan Stevens and the like. 

I went to the Inner Sleeve in Marda Loop first.  They opened at 10am and I showed up around 10:15am only to find I had to wait in line to get in.  Did I mention it was snowing?  While I was waiting (in the cold and snow) some guy came out and was talking to another dude in line and he said he came 5 minutes early and there was already a huge line.  Eventually I got in, but that didn't help me much as the place was friggin' packed.  So yeah, I did not get a single thing I had wanted, but I saw some guy walking around with the Daft Punk Tron single and the guy in front of in the check out line (yes, there was a huge line just to pay) had the RHCP/Ramones split.  The thing that pisses me off is that the guy got inside like five minutes before I did. 

I didn't get any of the RSD releases I wanted, but I waited in line, so I felt like I had to get something.  All other vinyl/CD's were 25% so I got a used copy of The Ramones - It's Alive double LP from 1978.  I had been eying it for a while, but it was too expensive, so the 25% off made it a little more bearable.  I already listened to it!

You notice I also got a Jesus Lizard 7" which is a RSD 2011 reissue.  Soon as I saw I just grabbed it even though I figured it was just a special re-pressing.  It wasn't until I got home that I noticed that was missing the Nirvana half!  I guess if I had taken the time to read the cover I wouldn't seen that it lacked the Nirvana half. Even the record has the Jesus Lizard Puss on side A while side B is completely blank.  Again, it was so busy in there I just grabbed it and jumped in line to pay.  Dammit!!

I probably could've found a couple more records I liked in the other sections, but it was so damn busy in there it was impossible to look through anything.  I had also planned on getting this cool E.T. picture disc because of the 25% off, but completely forgot.

Even though I spent five minutes actually looking at records and the rest of my time I spent waiting in line to get inside or waiting in line to pay I made it out at 10:55am.  Phoenix/Melodyia opens at 11am, so went over there to have a look.  I had to park at the end of the block and walk up the alley.  The back of the store was packed with cars, but when I went inside the comic side was completely empty.  I went over to the music side and it went from empty to ridiculous.  There must've been 50 people crammed into the one side, so there was no way I could even move let alone get in there and look.  I basically walked in and saw how stupid it was and then walked out.

So yeah, my first ever Record Store Day totally sucked.  I hate it.  I didn't get anything I had planned on getting.  I will not be going back next year.  Another thing that pisses me off is that if you head over to eBay you can see people already selling records they bought at RSD!   The Daft Punk and Nirvana ones are going to be going for a lot.  Most are auctions, but there are a couple "Buy It Now" ones for Daft Punk and $50 seems to be the cheapest. 


WiLLiE said...

BOOOOO! Death to the hipsters! Sounds like you have to be outside of the store an hour or more before it opens in order to have a shot at getting stuff. Lame.

mike said...

one side Red!