St. Pete's Daddy Kool Records is holding a Vinyl Fever reunion and get together

The beloved Tampa record store closed in 2011 after 30 loud years.

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click to enlarge Former CL Music Editor Leilani Polk vinyl diving with the Holiday Auction winner at Vinyl Fever in Tampa, Florida. - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Archive
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Former CL Music Editor Leilani Polk vinyl diving with the Holiday Auction winner at Vinyl Fever in Tampa, Florida.
St. Petersburg's most treasured record shop hosts a party for vinyl-lovers of all walks of life—especially those who wanted to cry like a baby when Vinyl Fever closed in Tampa back in 2011.

At this "Vinyl Fever Nite" reunion and get together set for Friday, Feb. 3 inside Daddy Kool Records at The Factory St. Pete, record collectors of all stripes can come chat about their favorite records, reignite the “Oasis v Blur” debate or add to their ever-growing collection.

Kool’s daddy, Manny Kool, told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that he’s wanted to have the reunion for years, and found out that CL’s Senior Music Correspondent Gabe Echazabal was organizing one, too.
Vinyl Fever founder Lee Wolfson who led the shop for 30 years is headed to the Bay area for vacation, so all employees—and the community which saw Vinyl Fever as a church of sorts—is welcome to join.

“It really was more than a job or workplace for many of us: it was a rite of passage and a lifestyle,” Echazabal added.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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