Wednesday, June 25, 2008

R5 Punk Rock Flea Market

Saturday June 28th 10:00am to 5:00pm

At The Starlight Ballroom
460 North 9th Street (Just Below 9th & Spring Garden)
Philadelphia, PA
$3 Entry Donation Please
All Ages / 21+ To Drink

I went last year and its packed with goods, like so much so its hard to walk, not just punk rock items but also homemade accessories and handprined t-shirts. It also has lots of stuff, like garage sale style used items, record stores bring records, etc. Its an awesome event, proceeds go to R5 to keep shows happening in Philadelphia. Shows = music in this case not art.

R5 Productions is a local d.i.y. music promoter place, it lists music events that are happening in the city and even includes samples of the music if you aren't familiar with it. Philadelphia has one extensive music scene, from house shows to huge venues that ill probably never afford to the Church, which has shows about once a week if not more. With bands coming in from all over the world. One of my favorite parts about living in Philadelphia is seeing live good music very often at affordable prices.

I recommend not going alone, or else park as close as possible to the Ballroom. You can pay the guys to park your car in the lot, but its really just a scam. They keep an eye on your car though so thats good. I usually park my car on Spring Garden and walk quickly. Last year one of the guys in Project Runway was selling his stuff here, it was kind of funny and stood out as the only really "nice" things.

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