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!
Jason Smith and Roger Bong at the Hawaii Record Fair. Jason won an Aloha Got Soul prize pack.
Digging for vinyl gems at the Hawaii Record Fair.
Dennis Chun signs people up for the FLH Music Sale newsletter.
Everyone finds something they like at the fair.
Vintage Hawaii concert posters.
Pulling a RAMP LP... Before the crowds arrive.
Hawaii Record Fair, packed.
The crew of True Story Textstiles listening to their comeups after a long digging session.
Action up close.
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Dennie and Ward, proud of their accomplishments. Good work, guys.