These pictures say it all!
Our first RSD was a Blast!
From the moment the doors opened at 10AM…The store was full…until after 5PM!
With over 500 shoppers through the doors….
For the first few hours the focus was on RSD vinyl….DJ Zattar started spinning at about noon and the Empiricals/Hilotrons started their first set about 1;30…and the crowds did not let up! Our staff for the day… John, Jeff, Kayleigh, Kelsey and Laurier were kept busy…making Espressos , handing out fresh baked cookies, making trips to the basement for fresh supplies of vinyl and handing out Movie passes from the Mayfair, Coupons and T-shirts from the Hintonburger…Record Centre T-shirts, CHUO Record Bags…Warner Music Record Bags, Guitar Picks from UsedOttawa.com and Pins and Posters from JMAC Music
DJ Zattar played two sets of Delicious Tunes and set the stage nicely for an amazing set by the Empiricals…between their two sets a French CBC camera crew showed up and shot a terrific spot for the 6PM Newscast …interviewing John and DJ Zattar (Alex!)
We had two Grand Prize draws for the day…A German Pressing of the Beatles Box was won by Eric A.
And the Philips 312 Turntable was won by Maggie! Thanks…
It was great to see all our Regulars come out to support the day, and also to meet lots of New people too!
As this was our first RSD ever…we had a lot to learn…hopefully we can take some of those lessons learned and have a great RSD next year!
Once again from John and Jeff…Thanks for a great Record Store Day!