September 19, 2016
Live out your record store fantasy.
NYC’s Rough Trade store is opening itself up for visits via AirBnB. On select weekends this Autumn, competition winners will gain access to the entire store, including the venue space, for overnight stays, Pitchfork reports.
Teaming up with Sonos, the idea is to offer fans the ultimate home audio listening experience inside the store’s popular Brooklyn location. Upstairs, the store is opening a new Sonos Listening Room: a vintage-inspired lounge stocked with records (either self-selected or curated by staff), a Sonos home sound system, out-of-print New York music zines, a fully-stocked bar and a bed.
When the sun comes up, winners can take part in a private shopping spree and will be given a Sonos sound system of their own to take home.
“Ever dreamed of partying in a record store? Want to recreate an iconic scene from any of the cult classics that celebrate record store culture? Well, now Sonos is giving you the chance to make yourself at home for a dream overnight escape in our new Listening Room in Rough Trade’s NYC store,” begins the listing on AirBnB.
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