What better way to spend a sunny Saturday then outside, listening to music, browsing through records with the New York City skyline at your back?
That is exactly what hundreds of music lovers did this weekend when they turned out for the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, a free event thrown as part of Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013.
Boxes and crates of records were set up under a large tent, offering interested shoppers a chance to browse the wares from labels like DFA, Luaka Bop, Deep Cuts, and The Smith Tapes. Most tables offered some sweet trunk show style sales, with albums from artists like LCD Soundsystem and The Rapture available for less than 10 bucks.
DJs were spinning tunes all day long, treating attendees to alternating sets from local staples like Dan Selzer, James Friedman, and Veronica Vasicka. Hungry patrons wandered over to check out Smorgasburg, standing on long lines for local eats from Dough and Milk Truck Grilled Cheese. And of course there was the beer, offered in a small roped off section behind the record tent, where you could sip a brew while listening to the music and considering what to buy next.
Anyone who stuck it out for the long haul–or showed up late–was rewarded; toward the end some tables were pretty much giving albums away, offering a box for five bucks, and albums for a quarter.