Today was Record Store Day, and as one eagle-eyed Slicing Up Eyeballs reader alerted us, the Transportation Security Administration took to Instagram to relay an important message for traveling collectors: pack that fresh vinyl in your carry-on, not your checked baggage.
But what caught our attention was the photo, which did not feature pricey new Record Store Day titles, but, rather, a pile of well-worn 7-inches from The The (some mystery promo), XTC (“Senses Working Overtime” and “The Mayor of Simpleton”), Elvis Costello & The Attractions (“Everyday I Write the Book”) and an I.R.S. Records’ “Finyl Vinyl” promo featuring The Alarm (“Unsafe Buildings”) and The Water Walk (“Rain”).
So to whoever’s running the TSA’s Instagram (which more regularly features photos of confiscated weaponry), we salute you. And we’re curious which The The single that is.
Below, check out the TSA’s Record Store Day message.
Happy Record Store Day! If you’re traveling with any of the vinyl you scored today, it’s fine to pack them in your carry-on bag. In fact, I suggest you put them in your carry-on and not your checked bag. I hate to sound like a broken record, but I suggest you put them in your carry-on and not your checked bag. They’re safer from damage that way. Happy hunting to all of my fellow music fans and vinyl junkies. #recordstoreday2017
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