Saturday saw record stores across the country unite for the fifth annual Record Store Day Australia, a program created by the Australian Music Retailers Association.
The day was advertised as a way to celebrate the history of the music industry, while also being able to perhaps snare one of the rare special releases made available.
With that in mind, I hit the streets of Thornbury and Fitzroy, traversing between a trio of stores taking part in the event.
Crowds flocked to the stores, and although I wasn’t able to find the one record for which I was really searching, several others were added to my collection.
Overall, the day seemed a rousing success, and perhaps signals that vinyl isn’t dead just yet.
Max Finch is upstart’s photo editor, and freelance photographer.