Local Vinyl Collectors to Gather for Record Store Day, 2012 [AUDIO, VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD - If you, by chance, assumed people no longer collect vinyl records...think again. Record enthusiasts will be gathering en masse for the 5th Annual "Record Store Day" this Saturday at the Electric Fetus in downtown St. Cloud.
The event is an opportunity for record-heads to pick up rare and limited-release albums not typically available on the other 364 days of the year.
Record Store Day coordinator and buyer Jeff Pederson says the merchandise comes in right beforehand, and is sent from record labels and manufacturers all over the country.
He adds, the day is about both the merchandise and the idea of supporting locally-run music stores.
Pederson advises patrons to arrive early, because they're expecting a crowd.
Pederson says they now limit each customer to three of the exclusive records, just so that everyone gets a fair chance to find something they want.
The doors of the Electric Fetus will open at 9 am.
The day will also feature an assortment of live, local musical performances beginning at noon.
And if that wasn't enough, you're invited to check out the record expo being held next door at the Pioneer Place Theatre, which kicks off at 10 a.m. They'll also be selling records and posters throughout the day.
WJON reporter Abby Faulkner got to chat with Pederson in advance of the day - check it out below.