Personally, I’m one of those “Let’s protest and not go shopping on Black Friday” folks, but if you must play bumper cars with the lumpenproletariat, go to a record store to do it. Plus the traffic should be considerably easier to navigate. Or will it?
Record Store Day has set up a second version of its flag-waving endeavor, dubbing it “Back to Black Friday,” with a mess of labels offering up a decent load of “Record Store Day only” releases. Here’s the most up-to-date list. Hey, if you have to conspicuously consume, at least you can assume that no Princeton Record Exchange, Used Kids or Weirdo Records is going to make their staff work on Thanksgiving. Or are they?