Record Riot brings records, CDs, and other music to Auburn – Spectrum News 1

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AUBURN, Mass. — Many people get their music online through streaming or other platforms these days, but it was a blast from the past for local music fans in Auburn Sunday.
Record Riot was held at the Elks Lodge for the third time.
Vendors brought out their vinyl records, 45s, CDs, and there were even a few 8-track tapes to be found.
There were several hundred, if not thousands, of albums up for grabs.
Some were as low as a dollar, with some of the more obscure pieces fetching $1,000. 
The genres available spanned the music world, from rock and roll, to hip hop, to country.
“Record Riots has been in existence for over 15 years now,” said event promoter, John Bastone. “Fifteen years ago, it was mostly collectors and there’s still lots of collectors in here right now. But it has become much more in vogue for the average person. We’re getting a lot more people who just got into it, just got turntables. We get families at our shows now. We’re getting a lot more people who just want to buy some records as opposed to just collectors now.”
“I’m a big fan of David Bowie,” said shopper Michael Merline. “I listen to his music from the 70s until now and I really like his creativity. There are some good albums and 45s I saw here for my collection.” 
In addition to music, a few comic book vendors were offering up some good reads.
Record Riot plans to return to the Elks Lodge in October.


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