A RECORD shop owner in Glasgow’s East End is preparing to welcome vinyl lovers for this year’s second Record Store Day (RSD) event this weekend.

Mostly Vinyl Micky in the city’s Gallowgate has signed up to host this year's global event for the first time.

The record store, near the world-famous Glasgow Barrowlands, will open its doors to music fans for the second ‘drop’ event tomorrow morning.

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Michael Tague, owner of Mostly Vinyl Micky, said: “I’ve always seen and felt the buzz about it. I’ve always went along to other shops and bought the stuff on the day.

“Now, having my own shop, getting involved was the next thing for me. I think that’s me hooked on it now, though.

“I started off pretty small last month; I didn’t go overboard with the stock. But I can see how you slowly but surely build it up over time."

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The annual RSD celebrations, now in their 14th year, will see more than 250 independent record stores across the country sell thousands of exclusive vinyl releases.

Event organisers decided to split the day into two separate record ‘drops’ due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, similar to last year, with the first being held last month.

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Michael turned up to open his shop at 3.30am to prepare for the first ‘drop’ event last month to find people already queuing outside.

“I didn’t expect that at all. I know other shops, like Love Music, get people camping out overnight, but they’ve been there for years,” he said.

“Luckily, those at the front of the queue that early got what they were looking for, like the Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande releases, so at least it was worth their while.

“It really boosted our sales, and it also boosted our profile. It wasn’t just Record Store Day stock that was selling either – it was frames, t-shirts and mugs we have in-store too.

“In the shop, on the day, the atmosphere was great. But when we went online at 6pm, the sales went crazy.

“That was one of the things that I didn’t expect. I kind of underestimated that side of it all."

The second ‘drop’ will see more than 200 limited releases up for grabs, including records from The Cure, Black Sabbath, Elvis Presley, Björk, Freddie Mercury, Bastille and The Cranberries.

After the huge success of last month’s event, Michael has his fingers crossed for a similar turn-out this time around.

“It was the best weekend ever in the shop, even better than at Christmas time, so it went well before and I’m hoping it’ll go well again this weekend,” Michael added.

“There’s already people getting in touch with me and saying that they’re going to come back for this one.

“It’s still my first year taking part, so I’m not going to get my hopes up just yet.

“I’ll open the doors tomorrow and see if there’s anybody there,” he joked.

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Mostly Vinyl Micky will open at 8am and Michael will be on hand to help customers pre-pack records on their wish list on a first come, first served basis.

All remaining limited-edition stock will be sold online from 6pm.

You can see the full list of the special releases for RSD 2021’s second drop HERE