I want to thank Jim @ Phantom for tipping me off to the fact that there was something of a kegger going on at this show. Not only was it a great record show, there was, in fact, complimentary Iron City beer (among other Pittsburgh Brewing selections.) It's amazing how much a cold beer can effect ones vinyl LP consumption.
At this show I was able to snag two grails, Dio "Intermission" and Brian May's Star Fleet Project, so you can imaging how pumped I was at that point. After a beer and two favorite movie soundtracks ("Raiders" and "The Black Hole") I am having the best time at a con that I've had in a while. The $3 cover was a deal.
When I was fourteen years old I ate this garbage up
The Film Makers has a great vibe in general, but it surprised me by
being a such a suitable venue. I've always enjoyed the small con in the
unorthodox space, where the relaxed attitude of the knowledgeable crowd
is the only thing keeping what is otherwise a major fire hazard from
erupting into the nightly news headlines. At PGH Vinyl CON everywhere
you turned there was a box of records. In every room and outlining the
hallways, it was records and audiophiles. I'm talking congestive foot
traffic situations, almost surreal, like the fan conventions that
sometimes occur in my dreams.
It's great to know Brian May knew exactly what was going on inside my head back in 1983.