Where were you last April 11? While some of you decided to not brave the summer sun, we let our ears take us to the most tune-filled congregation that weekend: Satchmi Vinyl Day 2015.
Held at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheatre, the day-long mini-festival played host to booze, bands, ice cream, and of course, vintage plakas. The event aimed not only to treat fans to a day of music from a long list of bands (which included Ang Bandang Shirley, Imago, and Pedica), but to also inspire a new generation of music lovers to fall in love with a medium that we once thought was gone.
This was a celebration of The Vinyl, plain and simple. And how was it celebrated? Below are some photos!
1) A lot of crate digging
Vinyl Day 2015 was the third of this annual celebration. And one of the things it celebrated was the act of crate digging. Says Janna Estrada of the Satchmi Team: "We wanted a way for people to experience crate digging the Satchmi way.”
And Satchmi's way is making old classics and new hits accessible to vinyl lovers. The best part was they offered discounts during the event.
All three Vinyl Days were held in Bonifacio High Street. “Instead of just online shopping, we wanted a nice environment where people could actually hold a record,” says Ronald Sy, a co-founder of Satchmi.
2) Pretty Motorino players on full display!
The Satchmi guys boast of some of the niftiest looking record players in town today. And they were on full display during the big event last Saturday.
Asked why they looked to put up such a big event, co-founder Edric Chua says: "We started out as a bunch of people who loved vinyl and we created an online store with all the records we could get our hands on. Vinyl Day was just something we thought of doing to share that love we have for crate digging and finding the record you’ve been looking for. We never expected such a positive and huge response.”
3) The Satchmi Music Truck
To spread the love, not only was there live music, there was also a listening booth set up on the side. With nice vintage-y lights!
And if you wanted your music live, just turn your gaze at the stage where great bands like Jensen & The Flips got the groove going.
4) Vinyls X Polaroids
Vinyls weren't the only vintage stuff out there that day. There was also a polaroid wall for anyone who wanted to take a snap!
And hey, if you didn't like polaroids, you were free to take photos of your buddy/girlfriend with your phone while they listen on those Motorinos.
And of course, a photo wall! We can't wait for Vinyl Day 2016!
With the vinyl movement sure to grow in the next few years, we just had to ask just why are people getting addicted to ye ole plaka all over again? We caught up with Russ Davis and DJ Pauline of Jam 88.3 for some answers. Press play on the clip below: