For those who are new to Record Store Day, and a recap for those who treat the annual celebration as a type of Birthday/Christmas/Wedding Day/birth of son and daughter all rolled in to one…please find some very important information on how we will roll on the big day.
Ok, we’ve called them rules but please see them as positives gestures, which helps everyone have a really great Record Store day! Read on for a few tips also…
P&V RSD RULES (Positive Gestures)
- We will open our doors on the big day at 8am sharp (Maybe before if we can, but we can’t sell a thing until 8am). People are welcome to queue in an orderly fashion from approx. a week before then. We will close at 7pm on the day, and open on the Sunday at 11am so people can pick the bones.
- First come first served. We really mean it. We adhere to RSD and ERA rulings, which state that we can’t reserve anything for anyone (Including animals and robots). Damn right too! What kind of cherished event would RECORD STORE DAY be if people could reserve records or buy online? You need to earn that LIMITED must have…this isn’t downloading, it doesn’t come easy, but the rewards are totally worth it and you will feel like a champion! You can however request what you are after and build a wish list, which will help us order the correct amount of stock. Just email email@example.com – with your requests Official List info HERE
- ONE COPY OF EACH OFFICIAL RSD RELEASE PER CUSTOMER. You can buy as many records as your bank manager allows, but please don’t try and purchase two or more of the same thing, as we will not sell them to you. This will mean everyone will have a chance to get what they want. From Sunday (the day after) The rules will be relaxed, any stock left and in any quantity will be up for grabs.
- We’ll be letting 25 people into the store at any one time. It will be one in one out from then on. Although we are larger, we have to respect the people who have queued for hours and give them a fair crack at purchasing what they have nearly died for. We are a larger beast these days, but still small and perfectly formed. We don’t want to see any crushes/fistfights/passion for music being compromised. We will play it by ear as the day goes on, and as soon as we feel it is safe to let more punters in, we shall do. By putting the above rules into place, this will mean that everyone should be able to purchase at least something they desire at any point during the day. *For regular stock, please enter the other door as there will be no fixed limit.
*Please don’t be put off if you don’t fancy standing in a queue. This is why we employ the rules above, so that everyone gets a fair crack at buying what they want:)
Many people were still finding bits they wanted at in the afternoon last year. We want to make this as fair as possible and look after you regular customers as well as welcoming new ones*
There may be quite a few late additions, or titles you have heard are being released but not on the RSD list. Rest assured, if it’s an official RSD UK release, we will have a chance to stock it.
We are confident that we will receive large amounts of stock, and certainly as much as we are allowed to lay our furry paws on. But do remember, that some of these items are super limited (in some cases only 150 items for the whole country) so depending on total quantity available, we will get as much as we are sent.
To request any title – please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
See HERE for release list and P&V prices.
TIPS FOR THE BIG DAY
Remember, this is as much about the experience as it is the records! (Well, we try and make it so anyway…)
The first customers on the big day have usually earned the right, by queuing for quite some time. If there is something you really, really want – Plan to get there really, really early.
If you are going to queue, bring a good chair, some blankets and maybe some beer…
This may sound funny, but you get to meet some really like-minded souls, standing in line. There is a really special atmosphere and team spirit in the queue…and when that door opens, you won’t have felt excitement quite like it! Friends for life and a triumphant atmosphere all round!
We’ll be providing FREE Tea, Coffee, Biscuits MAYBE BEER and reading material throughout the night. Also our Quiz with prizes to entertain you!
Bring plenty of cash – there will be a cash only till in action on the day to help serve you as swiftly as possible. It will also be handy for purchasing a few drinks and some hot food for those queuing.
Make sure you get to enjoy the street market and our incredible outdoor stage – more information HERE (announced soon)
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Pies and Drinks and Breakfast Time
With all this no sleep, queuing lark – Rest assured, we want you fighting fit when you finally get to touch those promised pieces of shellac. You need to eat, to be strong to face the final hurdle…a Bowie 7’’ or the complete Vengaboys collection? We can’t have you going hungry now…
We’ll be looking after you early birds and making sure you are comfortable and offering pies and drinks for you to consume while you wait. We’ll even make it easy for you to pre order the night before and have it ready for you in the morning.
You may even be served by a hilarious fancy dressed person, on roller skates, hoping to lift your morning blues.
Food and drinks will also be served throughout the day from our outside pie pop up stall, and (look out for some delicious music-related pie specials)
BASICALLY, WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE – HELP US BY FOLLOWING THESE POSITIVE GESTURES, AND THE MAGIC WILL REVEAL ITSELF.
See you soon!
Update post-RSD19: If you didn’t manage to get your hands on that special indie record shop exclusive instore, how about buying your vinyl records online. We still have some very strictly limited quantities available at our independent online record store here.
Lots of Love, the P&V Referee x