As I mentioned earlier, the Hawaii Record Fair was a complete success. Music collectors from all over the island gathered to dig up long-time wants and new discoveries. Hell, some of the attendants didn’t even own a turntable, but they still showed up to buy some vinyl! (This is 100% true, trust me.)
One of the highlights of the event was the Aloha Got Soul door prize giveaway. Emcee Hector Elpe drew a raffle ticket at random and selected a lucky number. The winner? A guy decked in a Fitted cap, what a coincidence! Jason Smith won a set of Home Grown LPs—volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4—some Aloha Got Soul stickers and a voucher for a free CD and tee from the Aloha Got Soul x Fitted collaboration (which he’ll receive as soon as the project releases).
And for the rest of the event, I kinda wish I could go back in time and spend more time digging for records, since I split my time between photographing the event, assisting Dennie and Ward of Hungry Ear, updating two Instagram accounts, and meeting new and familiar faces. Looking at these photos, I just know there are tons more records awaiting discovery. If only I had more time to find them.
Enjoy these photos from the Hawaii Record Fair. Be sure to follow @alohagotsoul on Instagram for more photo updates. Thank you for supporting vinyl music!
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