METALLICA participated in Record Store Day yesterday (Saturday, April 19) by making an in-store appearance at Rasputin Music in Mountain View, California.Fans reportedly began lining up before dawn, with the store handing out 400 wristbands for entry beginning at 10 a.m. Check out pictures from Wire Image, Getty Images. Video footage of the line outside the store can be viewed below. Hundreds of independently-owned music, movie and video game stores across the country celebrated Record Store Day in honor of the culture and unique place they occupy nationally and in their local communities. Record Store Day was organized by MonitorThis.com, the Alliance of Independent Media Stores, the Coalition of Independent Music Stores, Newbury Comics, the Value Music Group of Indie Stores and thousands of independent artists from around the country. The campaign, conceived last fall, aims to battle "a perception that record stores are something of a joke; like we are all dinosaurs stuck in the tar," says Eric Levin, an Atlanta retailer who heads the 32-store Alliance of Independent Media Stores. For more information about national Record Store Day, visit www.recordstoreday.com.
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