There’s no better place to be the first Sunday of every month than 6 Desmond Street – Katy’s Palace is alive with Beukes & Delaney’s Irish Boere-Blues and the mesmerising smell of Fresh‘s chicken curry and roast lamb and of course nobody can ignore Katy’s epic wraparound view. Sir James is full of old-school and new-school vinyl traders and collectors flipping through boxes of LPs, sipping on drafts (even at 10am) and enjoying the scratchy, authentic sound of the vinyl. Milk Bar, the newest kid on the block, is the ultimate stop for a good cappuccino and sit-down brunch by the fireside. And of course, Amatuli – three levels of retail adventure. You could get lost for hours in the maze of antique furniture, African art and one of a kind pieces.
The Vinyl Fair started with a spin this year, with hundreds of records bought, sold and traded. In the words of founder, Wayne Stathakis, “All dealers confirmed they spent their December gathering new stock for the opening event… the lack of tanned faces amongst the dealers will testify to this!”
Chatter from the crowd of collectors last Sunday confirmed that vinyl stock was exceptional, and that they’d be back in March for more.
We interviewed Wayne to discover why vinyls make his heart skip a beat, like they do.