If you’ve ever wanted to spend a night at a record store listening to music until the sun comes up, here’s your chance with a new Airbnb experience.
Rough Trade, the legendary record store originally from London, has a new listening room from audio and sound-system company Sonos.
The Sonos Listening Room in Brooklyn which opened on 19 September, is described as a “HiFi haven that encourages fans to listen out loud to a curated selection of records on the ultimate home sound system in a space that feels like a friend’s living room”. To mark the opening of the new room, the record shop is listed on Airbnb. Visitors can win a stay at the store during October and November, where they can spend the night listening to their favourite tunes.
Guests can shape their unique experience into what they would like – they can invite all their friends to come and enjoy a listening party – as long as they leave by 2 am – or have a quiet night in with an exceptional soundtrack. To get a real taste of the Brooklyn experience, there will be a mini-fridge stocked with snacks from local Brooklyn eateries.
But, the experience extends past the night itself – visitors will spend the morning with the shop to themselves for a private shopping experience.
And a chance to experience the night at the record store is not limited to residents of New York – anyone living elsewhere in the US will also win round-trip air transportation for the winner and a guest.