Big turnout for last Record Store Day at Farwell 'Exclusive Company'
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It was a bittersweet Record Store Day in the Milwaukee area Saturday, April 23, as fans lined up outside the Exclusive Company Record Store on the East Side.
"I did kind of want the Melanie C vinyl, I did not find it, but I did find some other stuff," said record store day first-timer Tony Schmidt, "I've recently got into vinyl and it's kind of become like an addiction."
He wasn't one of the fanatics who lined up outside to get his pick of the litter of exclusive record releases.
"I left here at 10 and they were already here," said Farwell Exclusive Company Assistant Manager Tanner Musgrove.
She said it was quite the crowd who shows up for Record Store Day, which is a day to support independent record stores, and for fans to get their hands on exclusive releases.
"The Taylor swift 7-inch, the Lakes 7-inch was like huge," said Musgrove.
There is a sort of bittersweet feeling with this one, as the Farwell and the Greenfield Exclusive Company locations are slated to close.
"As far as Exclusive Company goes, this is our last one," said Musgrove.
She said they're working now to turn the store into the new Lilliput records with a GoFundMe campaign, which can be found by clicking here.
It's all so people like Cleo Rachelle can get more great finds.
"I picked up Groove, by Boulevards, I know nothing about him, but I'm a huge R&B fan and this definitely looks like the vibe," said Rachelle.
Rachelle, like everyone at the store Saturday, said they're glad people are going the distance to keep the record store at Farwell and Brady alive.
"Places like this are like super important," Rachelle said.
The Greenfield Exclusive Company's employees are making a similar effort. For more information, click here for their GoFundMe