It was a record crowd, one way or another.
Wearing vintage concert tee-shirts, fans of vinyl records grooved en masse Saturday at "Music Mash '13," a record fair sponsored by radio station WPKN-FM. The event took place in the parking lot and warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company.
The event offered thousands of LPs, 45s, CDs and music ephemera spanning the genres of rock, jazz, R&B, blues, garage, psychedelia, surf, country, soul, rockabilly, Motown, new wave, acid, punk, reggae and ska.
Food vendors, such as Cowabunga, Taco Loco and Fire Engine Pizza Co., were on hand as well, along with Vin Tan Thro Modern, selling apparel from vintage through modern.
There also a recording notables in the crowd too -- the Talking Heads' Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz stopped in to browse and visit with fans. "This is a much-needed event and great cause," said Tina. "People need it. Many still have phonographs, and love phonographs. There's some magic that happens on vinyl."