Hello all! I'm super excited to talk to you about a new thing we're going to bring to the world called "The Spins" Essentially we want to bring the VMP member experience, and the forum experience, into the real world and create a monthly event for you and us to hang out, listen to vinyl, enjoy a tasty beverage, and just have fun. So! Here's the plan. We're going to be reaching out to bars/coffee shops/record stores/venues ... basically anywhere thats rad in your local community to host a monthly vinyl night. We will support the venue by providing vinyl and other stuff to give away, raffle fashion. The mechanism is simple- buy a drink, get a raffle ticket. End of the night the bar will raffle off whatever we have that month to raffle. Raffle is a funny word, raffle...heh. What do we need from YOU! Well since we're making this for YOU we want to know what local venues you think would be ideal for this. We prefer bars cause it's easier but are open to creative ideas and connections. We hope to have this going on at 30-50 venues across the country by end of year, so don't think your town is too small. Let's start "The Spins" threads in all the geographical sub threads that already exist. We also have a friend helping us out, @Brittany NO FOMO , so she'll be coordinating along with @green.bean . In addition to local help out, we want to have a digital social component for those people who can't make it to an event or are hermits (me). We'll have a common hashtag for Instagram and the Tweeters so everyone can hang there too and get rowdy. Let's get some national trending hashtags rolling! YEARG!