Hundreds of vinyl collectors and music fans of all ages gathered in the wee hours of the morning on April 16th to celebrate Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood. By 7 a.m., a line stretched down Ivar Avenue, coiling around the back parking lot in anticipation for the store’s opening.
Folks brought chairs and showed up at daybreak to score exclusive RSD releases from Madonna, Lush, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Deftones, J Dilla and many more. As we started ringing up RSD customers at 9:15 a.m., those sought after titles were going like hotcakes, such as Mexican-America metal band Brujeria’s satirical Viva Presidente Trump! LPs in various colors.
Familiar faces from years past joined young’uns gunning for releases by the likes of Gerard Way, Mac DeMarco, Run the Jewels, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd. Given that it was our ninth go around with RSD, things seemed to be moving as smoothly as possible. By midday, releases by The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Regina Spektor, Death Cab For Cutie and others were already sold out.