I should have known by the looks in their shining eyes. When people told me that I'd probably enjoy it, that it was probably a good idea for me to go, they were being coy. But never mind: No words could have prepared me for the enormity of the event, for the knee-weakening prospect of innumerable treasures. And so, on Saturday morning, when I decided to go to the WFMU Record Fair
, I was entirely, woefully, indubitably unprepared. I am reminded of my first Consumer Electronics Show
. You can't know what it's like until you've been. And only after it's over can you pretend to prepare for the following year. I will begin pretending to prepare for next year's event todaytaking for granted that next year will existbut, until then, I'm left wanting a do-over, wondering why didn't anybody tell me it would be like this
, while nevertheless enjoying the few treasures I did come home with.