Eight months ago we could only claim that we had acquaintances across The States.
Eight months later, we can humbly share (and slightly brag) that we have friends across the nation… Thanks to all of you!
When asking ourselves, “How can we get our members together in a community in real life and not only in the digital world?”, you inspired our solution. We had messages from members about inviting friends over to listen to the monthly album and other shared stories about members proactively creating the cocktail of the month at home to serve to guests. Long story short, to support that bond over music and the delightful taste of a crafty liquor concoction that, let’s face it, always brings people together, we launched THE SPINS!
We woke up this morning feeling grateful. Grateful for our members becoming our friends. Grateful for those who work at venues and bars sharing the same vision for bringing vinyl to their space and celebrating music. Grateful for the DJs who still only play vinyl and build extensive collections perfect for a party soundtrack. Grateful for those who just stumble into a The Spins event and curiosity gets them totally involved in the night.
That being said, we wanted to share some highlights of this month’s series that yes, we’re grateful for...
Bar Fausto in Denver might ring bell; While enjoying the sounds of classic hits by one of our local favorite DJs, DJ Details, we enjoyed the taste of Bar Fausto's custom made cocktail perfectly paired to Beck’s Odelay: Odelay + Vesper. The place was packed local with Vinyl Me, Please members and fans- we even welcomed a few new people into the family! (You’ll recognize the recipe from your October packages.) Down in Miami we took our silent disco style event to the next level with Silent Revolution, adding two vinyl DJ’s dedicated to weaving in Vinyl Me, Please releases into their sets while attendees danced outdoors to the music channel of their choice. In Williamsburg, we were thrilled to be teaming up with Education Through Music who provides funds for music programs in schools for underprivileged children! The event brought together some amazing people to The Woods who didn’t blink twice about drinking and grooving for a good cause. In Chi-Town we gathered at DrumBAR to the beats of resident vinyl DJ Konstantin Jace. In Seattle, we watched Beck music videos while enjoying DJ Dunjin’s extensive record collection at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse. In Napa Valley, we raised our wine tasting glasses filled with perfectly paired California wine to match the tones in Odelay tracks at The Wine Foundry. And that’s just a handful...
In 22 cities, we enjoyed music playing from turntables, making new friends over conversations about music, and cheersing to good times and plans to do it all again next month.
Will you join us next time? We can never have enough friends.
Check out some of the ones we made this month:
Mark your calendars for the nextTHE SPINS, Thursday November 17th!
Are you a member, vinyl DJ, or venue that wants to get more involved?
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