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WATCH: Topple of the pops - Redditch's Vintage Trax have got it taped

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Imogen Buller 20th Oct, 2017

MAKING a record with cassette tapes may seem a strange way to celebrate music, but retro-format fans in Redditch have been doing just that.

Redditch’s independent music shop, Vintage Trax rewound the clock last weekend to experience all things old-school as part of Cassette Store Day.

Keen to mark day of global celebrations in honour of the humble cassette on Saturday (October 14), the Vintage Trax team decided to do something extra special – by setting a world record.

In an attempt to set a musical-record, they set up a domino-style cassette topple, battling the outside elements and managing to line up 13,395 tapes after a few attempts.

Vintage Trax owner, Ros Sidaway said: “We had a lot of people turn out to help which was really appreciated.

“On the fourth attempt, we toppled 1395 cassettes in a continuous line – not too shabby for a mid-October outdoor event with 12mph breeze blowing.”

The team are now waiting to hear back from Guiness to find out if their efforts were enough to secure them the title for the longest ever outdoor tape-topple.

Thanks are given to all who helped, including the “event officials”, Coun Pattie Hill, James Doble and Arthur Hill.

Vintage Trax was one of the only shops in the Midlands to support Cassette Store Day, founded in London by a group of UK labels in 2013, which has now grown into a highly anticipated event.


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