Music fans turn out for Record Store Day

12:11 PM, Apr 22, 2013   |    comments
Music fans shop at Microgroove in St. Petersburg on 2013 Record Store Day.
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Tampa, Florida -- Music fans turned out this past Saturday, April 20 to celebrate the 6th annual Record Store Day at Bay area independent record stores.

Fans were spotted by 10 News photographer Chris Tilley outside Microgroove on North Florida Avenue Saturday morning waiting for the doors to open in hopes of snagging a limited edition vinyl record from one or more of their favorite bands.

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There were close to 300 limited-edition Record Store Day releases this year on vinyl, CD and cassette including:

The Black Keys/Stooges, "Side By Side: No Fun," 7-inch single

Various Artists, "Sub Pop 1000," 12-inch LP

MGMT, "Alien Days," cassette single

The Notorious B.I.G., "Ready to Die," double LP reissue

Flaming Lips, "Zaireeka," four LP set

Mumford and Sons, "Live at Bull Moose," 10-inch vinyl or CD

White Stripes, "Elephant," colored double LP reissue

Brian Eno/Grizzly Bear, "Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear," 7-inch single

David Bowie, "The Stars Are Out Tonight," 7-inch single

Best Coast, "Fear Of My Identity BW/Who Have I Become," 7-inch single

Vinyl records sales have reportedly been growing, topping $171 million in 2012, the highest level since 1997 and up 52% from 2011.

Some other Bay area records stores that no doubt had a busy day include Mojo Books & Music in Tampa; Banana's Music and Daddy Kool Records in St. Pete; and Sound Exchange in Tampa, Brandon and Pinellas Park.

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