For everyone else in the world, last Saturday marked Record Store Day – the one day of the year when smelly men with acne are asked to stay away from record shops so that the sexy people can come and have a go for a change. But Wivenhoe, being Wivenhoe, Record Store Day didn't actually happen until yesterday, because we like to think we're that little bit better than everyone else or something.
Wivenhoe's down-town based record shop, Round Records, welcomed 100,000 visitors from as far away as Bespin the cloud city from Star Wars, Milton Keynes and the year 1992 – which ironically was the last time any records worth buying were released.
Record Store manager, Dave Stink, told The Watcher: "It's good to see so many music fans coming and wasting their money on a 12in disc of black plastic that they probably no longer have the equipment to spin it on, this has been a great day for everyone, but most notably me and my bank account. Roll on next year."
Concerns that this might be the last Record Store Day ever have been raised following the arrival of new music technology called CD (or Compact Dicks). Smaller than a record, a CD can be used in your car and is guaranteed to be completely useless once it's been scratched, touched or looked at. The new technology is expected to be available in Wivenhoe next summer.