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Susanna Kurner from Carlsbad browses records inside Spin Records. Photo by Bryan Snyder

Crowds turn out for annual ‘Record Store’ day

Special to The Coast NewsCARLSBAD — The parking lot of Spin Records in the Carlsbad Village filled early with crowds gathering to celebrate the 5th annual nationwide celebration of Record Store Day, April 21.

Trouble in the Wind plays an acoustic set. Photo by Bryan Snyder

Early visitors waited in line before store hours for one of the scheduled, limited edition releases such bands as The Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire and others.

There is an amazing selection here at Spin,” Susanna Kurner of Carlsbad said. “I’m taking home two records to add to my collection.”

The store remained packed for the entire day, overflowing into the back parking lot where live local bands, including The Paragraphs, Sick Balloons, Oldest Boy and Girl, Nena Anderson and DJ Lexicon Devil all performed.

Trouble in the Wind, a local favorite, finished off the day’s live music with an all-acoustic set.

Jesse Lee Hofbauer performs with The Paragraphs during Record Store Day. Photo by Bryan Snyder

The coastal fog over the Carlsbad Village may have been thicker than desired, but that didn’t keep the local music and community enthusiasts from coming out to Spin and supporting record shops near and far.