Record Store Day usually happens in April, right after Tax Day, but with the pandemic, it got postponed to June which then got postponed again. What they came up with was splitting Record Store Day, and its usual cache of exclusive, limited edition titles, into three RSD "Drop" events happening the last Saturday in August, September and October.
The first of those was this past Saturday (8/29) and it was by all accounts a little shaky for stores and customers around the world. Many U.S. record stores had not even opened back up yet, while others -- like Brooklyn's Academy Annex -- opened just days before. Add to this general pandemic fears and stores' safety measures, it was not the usual Record Store Day experience.