It’s vinylney, bitch!
If you forgot to have Siri remind you last Friday that Urban Outfitters was releasing a limited edition pressing of Britney Spears’ best album of all time (fight me), Blackout, on vinyl, then you’re in luck. Sort of.
The black and white print of the first batch sold-out within a day. The first print is the version die-hard fans want the most. It’s also worth more. If you didn’t jump online last Friday to purchase one of the 5000 copies, you missed the boat; no additional copies in black and white will be made.
However, there was so much of a ruckus about it that Urban Outfitters immediately replaced the original listing with a second limited edition pressing of Blackout, only this time it’s on a clear record. Like I mentioned, it’s not the original, but if you are a collector – owning the second edition is better than nothing! Unlike the original, which will arrive to purchasers this month, the clear version won’t be shipped until December.
Good news if you missed your chance to pre-order @britneyspears‘ Blackout on limited edition black and white swirl vinyl–you can now pre-order it on clear!https://t.co/OVI7WiytK1 pic.twitter.com/Ql7yUgaWnO— Urban Outfitters (@UrbanOutfitters) October 14, 2019
I purchased first-edition copies of Baby, Oops!, Britney and In The Zone, so when I realized last Sunday that I forgot to buy Blackout all I saw was red. After obsessively refreshing my shopping cart on UO (denial at its finest), I came to terms with the idea that I fucked up.
I’d like to invite you to look at my Twitter meltdown.
Legit want to cry that I missed the boat on getting the Blackout vinyl. Why would the universe do me dirty like that. 😭 @UrbanOutfitters— BreatheHeavy.com (@breatheheavycom) October 13, 2019
Ugh no, the listing is a LIE. I’ve experienced so many emotions through this. pic.twitter.com/8W9ssmTjnD— BreatheHeavy.com (@breatheheavycom) October 13, 2019
Yea but if you click Submit Order it’ll tell you, ‘sorry bitch *cackle cackle*’ 😭— BreatheHeavy.com (@breatheheavycom) October 13, 2019
Yea it lets you get all the way through until you click submit. It’s such a mind fuck I was not prepared for this— BreatheHeavy.com (@breatheheavycom) October 13, 2019
I have the other four 😩— BreatheHeavy.com (@breatheheavycom) October 13, 2019
Lucky. I’ll just be over here obsessively trying in the hopes that they mysteriously get more in stock *hint hint* 😏— BreatheHeavy.com (@breatheheavycom) October 13, 2019
Determined, and willing to stop at nothing, even when my common sense knocked on my frontal lobe to tell me to chill the fuck out, I couldn’t stop. Like a train heading towards a cliff, and me, the conductor, willing to go down with it, I found two remaining original copies on eBay for double the price. What’s rent?
Had I known that UO would re-release it within 48 hours would I have waited? Absolutely not. For $150, I now have two copies of the first edition on the way my bitches.
If you’ve made it to the bottom of this post, I want to congratulate you. You must really like me. Or like gawking at car wrecks. Anyway, I mentioned getting two copies of the original Blackout vinyl. Should I give one away on BreatheHeavy? Leave a comment and let me know whether I should keep both or share a copy. Happy Blackout season!