More than 80 music fans queued from the early hours this morning for a chance to buy limited edition vinyl records during a special event at a Northampton music store.
Spunout, in Gold Street in the town centre, opened at 8.30 this morning for the annual Record Store Day and ran out of their special stock - which included a special release record by David Bowie - by their usual opening time of 10am.
It shows that non-digital music is still popular and vinyl is still the king for collectorsChris Kent
Some fans started the queue at 3.30am for the store’s seventh, and biggest, Record Store Day to date.
Chris Kent, Spunout owner, said: “It has been amazing. All the staff have been brilliant and we’ve met some really nice new people today, as well as a massive amount of our regular customers.
“We learn from the experience every year and this time we made sure that we alphabetised everything, which helped sort customers quickly. By 10am almost all of our special stock was gone.
“It shows that non-digital music is still popular and vinyl is still the king for collectors.”
Northampton-based psychadelic band Barratts performed during the event, which offered shoppers limited edition records from bands such as Metallica, The White Stripes, Foo Fighters and Wu-Tang Clan.
Mr Kent said: “About 500 stores in the country take part in the event and the bands only release a few thousand special records just for the day.”
His wife Dawn added: “It’s been great. Our daughters and my sister came to help us out so it has been a lovely family affair for us.”
Spunout is usually open from 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday and sells official band merchandise, clothes and accessories, as well as music. There is also a body and ear piercing studio. For more information, visit www.spunout.net.