The seventh Vinylpalooza took place Sunday and was a hit with record collectors of all ages.
The Ferndale Banquet Hall was rocking with the sweet, soothing sounds of vinyl music as the popular record collecting sale happened throughout the day.
The event sees record collectors meet with sellers as they try to find that unique or favourite album.
Event promoter Charlotte Parliament told BarrieToday that hundreds of people come through the doors to view the thousands of records that are up for sale by different vendors.
“We get a lot of people and our early birds came at 9 a.m. and since then we’ve had about 300 people come through the doors,” she said.
“It’s a different world when you pick up a record as you’re looking at the whole album. You’re looking at the artwork, the history and it's fun grabbing the whole collection," Parliament added. "When you use Spotify or an MP3, you’re not getting a whole feel for what the band is trying to do.”
While running around making sure everything was going smoothly, Parliament herself is a big vinyl fan, which is how she got started in the event.
“I started to collect records a long time ago and then my boyfriend and I started going to the record shows until we realized Barrie’s wasn’t going to continue. We decided, since we live here, we’ll make it happen,” said Parliament.
Parliament said the most popular records seem to be classic rock from decades ago, but that doesn’t mean everyone has to be in their 30s to 40s to be a hardcore collector.
Aiden Ennist is a 15-year-old with a love for the sound of vinyl and walked away with several albums that were popular long before he was born.
“I’ve got some Beatles singles and Sting, who I think are some of the best artists ever,” Ennist told BarrieToday.
“I get a lot of my friends ask me why I listen to this older stuff, but I think that’s when music was the best and truthfully it just sounds so much better on vinyl," he added.