14 hours of madness in Soho – Record Store Day 2019

RSD19 Here’s our timeline for the day!

6:AM Staff start arriving at the shop.

7:AM 200+ people in the queue and a Cocker Spaniel
7:45AM Our friends at BMG organise a Madness photo opportunity and one lucky customer wins an uncut Madness picture disc.

8:AM Doors Open. First customer wants Heaven 17 & Peter Gabriel (He’s been queuing for nearly 24 hours)
9:AM Sold Out of Al Green, Japan and Lost in Translation Soundtrack.
10:AM Soderberg refill the staff with free coffees. Thanks!
10:30 Steve Lamacq arrives at the shop and signs copies of his Lost Alternatives Compilation

12:PM Energy levels still high on a selection of Hot Cross Buns and Mini Easter Eggs.
1:PM Sold out of Bananarama, Shakespear’s Sister & The Specials
2:PM Hail Storm!
3:PM Local Bananarama shortage now national crisis.
4:PM RSD trending on twitter under 2 different hashtags!
5:PM Sold out of Bob Dylan, Robyn & Weezer
6:PM RSD legend DJ WheelyBin gets the (unofficial) street party started
7:PM Home leg, staff beginning to fade.
8:PM Shutting the doors and tidying up after the apocalypse.
8:45PM Well deserved pints in the Star & Garter.

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