LP fans buy up stacks of wax at record garage sale
All sales vinyl at east Edmonton garage where 10,000 albums priced to go
Blustery winter weather couldn't keep vinyl aficionados from lining up outside a garage in east Edmonton Friday morning.
More than 10,000 LPs from the collections of four city deejays were on offer at the Super Mega Records Garage Sale — all for the retro price of $1 apiece.
"These records are deeply grooved in your brain," said Ava Karvonen.
"I'm having some fun, bring[ing] back some memories. Random picks — bring them back home and see what they are."
Karvonen's in-laws once owned The Roost, a well-known gay club in Edmonton that closed down in 2007. The club sold its vast collection of vinyl to collector Yuri Wuensch, who was trying to unload some of those albums at Friday's garage sale in the Ottewell neighbourhood.
Wuensch is a record collector but also works as a deejay, and has spent years amassing his colection.
"For a record collector and deejay, I've managed to pull out some great records for myself," Wuensch said. "Now, I'm looking to share the rest with Edmonton."
And one never knows what might be found among all that vinyl. Amanda Ficht picked up an album of disco songs by Bryan Adams. Who knew?
"I love Bryan Adams, and I love disco," she said. "It's nice to get a good record for really cheap."
With files from CBC's Scott Fralick