The Vinyl Issue: The Secrets Of The Record Fair
We step into the shadowy world of the people and places that kept vinyl alive for 20 years.
The sky outside is grey, central Southampton is a concrete horror, and inside the Solent University Conference Centre as its monthly record fair gets underway, first impressions are equally uninspiring. Two neon-lit adjoining white rooms house 30 tables of records and CDs, with ample room for a modest but steady flow of browsers. It’s more like a church fête than a rock’n’roll wonderland.