The Main Street Vinyl Fair mixes crate-digging with hot doggin’

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      You know when you’re flipping through crate after crate of rare vinyl and you find yourself craving a gourmet hot dog made from secret ingredients including, possibly, jalapenos? Well, Robert Privett’s got you covered.

      For the seventh Main Street Vinyl Fair, organizer Privett has teamed up with wiener king DougieDog to produce the Vintage Vinyl Dog—available for the two days only this weekend (May 18-19) when the Vinyl Fair takes over the Cambrian Hall on East 17th Avenue.

      Privett told the Straight that Dougie’s keeping the recipe to himself— “According to his Facebook page, you’ll have to come down to find out,” he said (and we’re only guessing about the jalapenos)—but in the event that the Vintage Vinyl Dog isn’t to your liking, there are alternatives.

      Besides extending the increasingly popular event by an extra day, Privett has also introduced the Main Street Meal Ticket—free with every admission—which offers a 10-20 percent discount at nearby eateries The Reef, Rocky Mountain Flatbread, Cray Kitchen + Bar, and Mr. Brownstone.

      “Because it’s two days, I expect that people might come for the whole weekend,“ Privett reasoned, “so why not give ‘em some help with their food, on Main Street?”

      This is all part of his ongoing mission to create something more than “just a gym full of records, which is what vinyl fairs have been for a long time.” That said, the Main Street Vinyl Fair is also offering a gym full of records, with more than 40 vendors manning the tables.

      Attendees also get Privett’s patented Vinyl Discount Card, which secures a 10 percent discount at 10 different record stores across Vancouver, including Neptoon, Dandelion, Red Cat and Beat Street records.

      There’s more still, which you can read about here. Or you can just show up and lay down your lousy two bucks admission. But if you do, and you stumble on an original copy of that weird-ass Philippino soundtrack album pictured up above—lay off, fucker, it’s mine!