Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The View

This past Saturday was Record Store Day (RSD), which is a "one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances."

Well... our local record store, Rockaboom, had a coup - Dundee's The View would be playing at the store at 2pm.  As our nieces' parents were off to see The View in Birmingham that evening, and the girls were very disappointed to be missing out, we invited them to go see the band with us at the store - cue cheering & happy faces.

We queued to get into the store, as is the norm for RSD, as Hubby also wanted to purchase vinyl.  He timed it just right and we'd just made our purchases when two of the band arrived.  There were some serious fans in there & I chatted with a couple of lovely 20-year old girls from Glasgow who basically follow the band around.

The small shop was packed, the band played three songs, including the song they'd specifically recorded for RSD - a cover of 80s powerpop classic "I Want That Record"; it was released on limited edition 7″ vinyl only available from participating record shops on RSD.

Afterwards the lads sat down & signed pretty-much anything presented to them.  Our eldest niece got them to sign her two old albums, along with their new one (Bread and Circuses) on cd (hers) and on vinyl (Hubby's), two copies of their RSD single, in addition to two posters the store had given them.  What nice lads :D

We had a great afternoon and it was fab - like a private concert! x


  1. yay that sounds like so much fun! i wish we had a place around here that did something but sadly our town sucks! so glad you had a great time with your nieces!!!


  2. :) thanks hun, if only it happened more often! xox


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