Matt Jencik, Reckless Records, Chicago record store with three locations
What’s the vibe like among attendees from your vantage point? Pretty cool, relaxed, happy, fun. It’s been laid back; not a lot of crazy drug use.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen from your record table at Pitchfork? People in silly costumes. It’s already so hot and uncomfortable here; why would you want to wear fur? The craziest thing was probably someone knocking over a Porta Potty with someone in it.
Who are you looking to slip away from the table to see this year? Brian Wilson, Kamasi Washington, Sun Ra Arkestra, Savages.
Any particular titles people are asking for? People want things that we’d never have because they’re hard to find. We’ve been selling a lot of Pet Sounds. After bands play, people flock to the table. [Kamasi Washington had just finished performing and people bought out Reckless’ stock of The Epic as we were talking.]