Vinyl Junkies host San Diego record swap

Posted at 10:03 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 01:03:59-05

A true vinyl junkie and music lover will tell you - records aren't outdated, they're a part of history that you can experience with others. 

On December 10, record sellers and buyers turned out for the Vinyl Junkies Record Swap at San Diego's Casbah nightclub. 

10News photographer Geoffrey Stevens was there, surrounded by thousands of records that lined shelves and crates. 

"It's something you can hold, something you can show," said one shopper, waving a record in the air. "It's a possession, not a file."

On top of the merchandise, the swap features dozens of DJs - playing records of course - plus food and beer. Attendees say that the swap is a lot like a treasure hunt - and it’s hard not to feel nostalgic when thumbing through the vintage record bins.

"One thing you can't really do with an MP3 or something is like, have a real communal sort of exchange," said Eric Howarth, with the Vinly Junkies. "Pick up a record and talk to your friend about it and you can, you know, start reminiscing about when you saw the Ramones back in you know, whenever."

December 10 was the most recent exchange. If you're interested in learning more about the next one you can reach the Vinyl Junkies below: