Friday, September 30, 2016

Allentown Record Fair 2016: Arrival

Allentown Record Fair –A slight return

Well It has been 4 years since I ventured out to Allentown for the 45 only fair. I arrived last night and bought my first record within 5 minutes of arrival then went to  bed.
I am staying at America’s Best Inn, which is certainly less than luxurious, but it’s where a majority of the dealers are staying. So 10-12 rooms have their doors open for business, and you just navigate back and forth, to and fro, talking shit, sharing jokes and going through boxes upon boxes of 45s.
There is also a scaled down version of a similar scene going on at the Howard Johnson hotel 

The Illuminati setting market prices for the next 10 years including Tim Warren, Barry Wickham, Erik Lindgren, Dave Baldwin and yours truly

No incredible finds yet, but the fair proper is still a couple of days away... 

Extolling the virtues of Raga-Glam to the disbelieving

The demand for hotel rooms is huge this time of year in Allentown

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