I arrived at the sale a half-hour before the doors opened to work the initial shift and was met by a line of at least thirty people waiting outside in the brisk morning air. Slipping by the crowd with my cup of coffee in hand, I went inside and ate a donut before the chaos began.
You see, this stuff is cheap -- $1 for an LP, $2 for a CD -- and it's hard for people to turn down anything in that price range. I, too, am weak when tempted with such prices. This year I exercised a little bit of self-control and spent less than $40 at the sale. In addition to a handful of 45 records (at 25 cents each) and a couple of CDs, I also came home with a pretty decent stack of LPs to add to my collection.
First there was the Scott Baio album. Yes, that Scott Baio...do you know any other? Even though this is an absolutely horrible pop album from a musical standpoint, it is pure gold to a pop culture fanatic -- especially for a measly buck.