TNT Records in Barrow has grown steadily since the lockdown was released – and has been overwhelmed by the support of people who lined up for Record Store Day 2020.
Duke Street vinyl specialists made a name for themselves on Record Store Day last year, when they had hundreds of people lining the streets to get their hands on the latest releases.
This year was no exception with the added factor of social distancing for owner Dave Turner, who said people use their common sense and wait for space in the store, and that all directions were followed in what was smooth sailing under difficult circumstances.
“What an incredible turnout for Record Store Day UK,” he said.
“We had lines around the corner, it was amazing.
“We cannot thank all our supporters enough.
“Orders exploded on our website and tons ordered these super limited editions when RSD’s remaining stock increased online at 6pm.
“The clients of TNT Records are the best and we are fortunate to have all of you as clients and friends.
“We are so happy to bring the music to you day in and day out, seven days a week, not just for RSD
“It was about 70% of the releases this weekend, then next month there will be a smaller one.
“I had people contacting me from everywhere. I received emails from Europe and Canada on this subject in the week before. All the remaining stock that we had on Saturday was put on our website at 6 p.m. Then we had 100 orders to ship the next day to places like Germany, California, and Vegas.
“Everyone has been patient. We were handing out hot drinks in the queue.
Record Store Day is the day of the year when over 200 independent record stores across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Due to concerns over COVID-19, this year’s RSD will take place on three dates, with the next two being September 26 and October 24.