Mike White, owner Boo Boo Records, didn’t expect Record Store Day to grow as much as it has since the store began to celebrate it.
The shop has been a music staple in San Luis Obispo for 45 years. Today White and his staff celebrate the 11th installment of the annual vinyl party.
“It’s grown into this international event,” said White. “It’s the lead story on some national news and it has coincided with the complete renaissance of vinyl.”
The celebration includes live music, a t-shirt screen-printing booth and of course, limited edition vinyl records released by a slew of artists in coordination with record stores across the country.
White said Boo Boo Records was part of the original coalition of record stores that organized the first Record Store Day in 2008. He also said the celebration started out pretty modestly.
Nowadays, White said, demand for records outweighs supply, which is a good problem to have.
Record Store Day at Boo Boo Records started this morning at 9 a.m. and goes until the store closes at 9 p.m. For more info, check out the store’s website.
Traffic Records, which opened last year in Atascadero, is also celebrating the day with live DJ’s until 6 p.m.