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Metro Is Hiding Golden Tickets In Record Jackets At Local Music Stores

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 16, 2015 7:51PM

Metro and Smart Bar are celebrating an unusual anniversary in a unique way, by hiding golden record jackets around town ahead of a huge party this Friday. These collectible items function as a golden ticket to an event marking the 33 1/3 anniversary of Smart Bar's grand opening in July 1982, when DJs Frankie Knuckles and Joe Smooth were the regulars behind the decks.

The club announced the giveaway on their Instagram page, saying, "We've hidden a limited amount of special edition Metro & Smart Bar GOLDEN JACKETS in the bins of our favorite record stores throughout the city."

Participating stores include Reckless Records, Saki Records, Gramaphone, Kstarke Records, Logan Hardware, 606 Records, Bucket O'Blood, and Laurie's Planet Of Sound. Digging through the stacks at those stores will mean you have a chance at uncovering a golden ticket for yourself.

Metro spokesperson Nicole Pare told us, "We wanted to reward our fans in a fun and creative way—what better way to do so then by partnering with our friends at local record stores throughout the city." She confirmed that about 60 of the Golden Jackets have been hidden at the stores listed above.

Pare continued, "Since these golden jackets have never been printed before, winners get to keep a fun piece of the long history of the club with these limited edition memorabilia as well. The giveaway has been a huge success so far! It’s been a lot of fun to track the winners and see the hype it has created on social media."

Lucky golden jacket finders will get free admission to the blow-out, all-building party this Friday, with DJs spinning both in Metro and Smart Bar. The acts slated to appear include Mark Farina, who made his name at the legendary Medusa's nightclub, along with local staples DJ Colette, DJ Heather, and Justin Long. Smart Bar residents Michael Serafini and Garrett David are also on the bill. If you don't find a golden ticket, admission is $24.