Monday, April 24, 2023

Den Bosch Record Fair - Day 3 (Sunday)

So that was it - the 3rd edition of the Den Bosch fair. It was a good fair, perhaps not quite a buzzy as November's, but that is often the case. Great stuff though

So I walked 77,138 steps, spent too much money and came back with some great titles.

I have now definitely made the jump emotionally from Utrecht to Den Bosch. The Thursday outdoor Utrecht fair is REALLY rubbish, cheap shit and clueless chancers, so I will refrain from stopping off at Utrecht on the Den Bosch again. Utrecht you are now dead to me

What is missing from Den Bosch are large hotels within a short walk of the fair. Utrecht had the NH and Park Plaza where there was a great amount of socialising with other buyers and sellers. In Den Bosch everyone is spread out. 

I ended up staying in a converted convent, that was actually really cool, however a 32 minute  walk from the fair.

So the last day

Pick up of the bunch is the French Love EP. Old shop stock with the tab (languette) and seamingly unplayed, paid a bit too much, but it's now done.

Swedes...The Shakers improve on Thee Stones' original - still desperately missing Who Will Buy (These Wonderful Evils).

and a few Yanks... The UK McCoys demo is a highlight

Till November then!

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