That was fun!
I had wanted to write something up last night, but after coming home I got about three steps through the front door before my body gave out on me. From what I understand both Julia and Mark suffered similar seizures (though in Julia’s case several hours after the rest of us because the girl knows how to party). I was down at Brick Lane about twelve hours all told, fueled at points only by caffeine and the supportive banter of my friends: it is how comics should be.
Business was good. We got an awful lot of attention from familiar faces, friends of friends and many many total strangers, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with that. We were accepted as part of the market’s craftant aesthetic in no time, and we left people genuinely enthused about their purchases. I understand why people work in record shops now: there is no feeling quite like being asked “What do you recommend?” and getting it right.
I think we learned important lessons about product display, as I’m sure the photograph of the early layout suggests, and about what we stock, but as much as I feel we could tweak the stall the important thing is nothing was inherently wrong with it: the idea is sound, the reception is good and we want to see what we can do in the next few months with it.
I can’t thank everyone here, because I’m bound to forget someone, but I can assure you all that your support and enthusiasm (and money) were all greatly appreciated. We will be doing this again soon, hopefully within the month: As occasional/monthly traders it is very difficult to pin a date down until the last minute.
We’ll keep this site updated with news as soon as we have it. We can’t wait to go again.