Hawaii Record Fair returns for second year
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The Hawaii Record Fair, launched for the first time last year, is returning to McKinley High School. Drop by to scan bins for rarities or favorites, and bring out your own vinyl, CDs, cassettes, posters and any other music memorabilia you might to trade or sell.
2013 Hawaii Record Fair
Where: McKinley High School Cafeteria, 1039 S. King St.
“It went great last year,” said Dennie Chong of Hungry Ear Records, one of the organizers. “We had about 500 people and had a very good line of people who lined up early, which was a big shock. … A lot of people would tell it had a really good vibe.”
Among the surprises that surfaced: recordings surface produced by Aku Pupule, a longtime radio personality. “He had a record label and put out some albums in the ’30’s and ’40s,” Chong said.
Chong also enjoyed seeing some of the memorabilia that emerged, such as rock posters and some Kiss and Elvis Presley dolls.
With deals being made privately between buyers and sellers, Chong couldn’t say how much sales amounted to last year, but he saw plenty of people leaving with stacks or albums.
“All the vendors came back and told us they were very happy with how they did,” he said.
Last year’s fair had about 30 tables’ worth of items for sale, and Chong already had more than 40 booked when we caught up with him last week: “I’m getting calls all the time,” he said.