Recap: Record Store Day 2014 at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by Rachael McGovern, April 19, 2014 06:40pm | Post a Comment

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood

Record collectors and music fans of all stripes came together in the wee hours of April 19 outside of Amoeba Hollywood to get their hands on the super limited edition Record Store Day titles. Some of the hottest sellers of the morning included a glow in the dark Ghostbusters 10" by Ray Parker Jr, the R.E.M. Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions 4-LP box set, a Paramore "broken" 12", and the Cure/Dinosaur Jr split 7". Despite the early hours, there was plenty of enthusiasm, excitement, and camaraderie in the line. And lots and lots of coffee.

Watch our video below to see how the morning unfolded:

Coffee Bean at Amoeba Hollywood for Record Store Day

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf generously provided coffee for the early birds, helping to fuel their stamina (and ours!).

Brently Heilbron at Amoeba Hollywood

Our Master of Ceremonies for the day was Mr. Brently Heilbron, a comedian, actor, and original host of our charity auctions, who now lives in Austin, TX. 

Family Industries at Amoeba Hollywood

Family Industries once again did live silk screening for us and this year there were four special designs created just for Record Store Day 2014.

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood

Prize Wheel at Amoeba Hollywood

For just $1 a spin, customers could win very cool prizes - but best of all, the proceeds benefited My Friend's Place.

Chuck E Weiss at Amoeba Hollywood

Our first guest DJ of the day, Chuck E. Weiss, spun soul, R&B, and funk to keep our spirts high and our toes tapping.

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood

There was more fun to be had outside the store with caricatures drawn by Rene, and vegan burritos from the Pure Luck Pop Up, free lemonade from Hubert's, and hummus from Roots.

Little Dragon at Amoeba Hollywood

Little Dragon, in between sets at Coachella, stopped by at 2pm for an album signing and (spoiler alert) a "What's In My Bag?" shoot!

Cherry Glazerr at Amoeba Hollywood

Sean and Clementine from LA band Cherry Glazerr spun a groovy set at 4pm.

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood

All in all, it was an incredibly busy, high energy, amazing day celebrating records and the culture of record stores. Thank you so much to all the customers who came out today to support Amoeba on Record Store Day! You guys made this day incredibly special for us. Now let's start spinning those records we bought today!

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