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Huge Lines Form At Local Stores For Record Store Day

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Angelenos were in line down for hours today as they waited outside record stores to snag limited vinyl releases for Record Store Day.

Vinyl record sales have been on a rapid increase in recent years, even as mp3 sales have slowed and CD sales have plummeted. (Maybe it's because vinyl records also make excellent coasters and frisbees.) Labels and artists release special vinyl on Record Store Day aiming at superfans and record collectors, resulting in a huge sales day for many stores, although some find the whole event an annoyance.

Instagrammer jmob4 spotted a line down the street at Amoeba in Hollywood at 4:30 in the morning.

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Origami Vinyl in Echo Park sent out a staffer to announce what releases were sold out while people waited in line.

If you're in line for Record Store Day, happy crate digging.

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