You know in Almost Famous
when Penny Lane says, "And if you ever get lonely, you can just go to the record store and visit your friends"? Well, how would you like to visit them all night long? Sonos is pairing up with Rough Trade to turn the entire record store into an Airbnb. Yes, to all you music lovers out there - this is your dream.
Last Thursday, I went to a sneak peak party of the Sonos Listening Room at Rough Trade NYC and found out all the details about the Airbnb listing. The Listening Room is set-up as if you're in a friends living room if you existed in the 60s: mid century-modern furnishings, vintage-inspired deco plus two Sonos PLAY:5s, two PLAY:1s, a CONNECT, and a pro-ject.
The Listening Room opened to the public this past Monday (September 19th) and to celebrate the opening, Sonos is listing the space on Airbnb for you and one other guest - giving you one of the most unique slumber parties of your adult life. On Friday and Saturdays night throughout October and November, contest winners will be able to bask in all the glory that Sonos x Rough Trade is offering.
You'll be able to listen to all of your go-to records during your stay and if you're undecided or want to hear some new jams, Rough Trade staff will pick out all of their favorites for you. But what if you want to show your friends how cool you are for winning such a rad contest? They got you covered. As long as you give a head count ahead of time, you can invite some friends to have a little dance party in the store with you. But for your guests, the party ends at 2am. But luckily you can party all night by listening to back-to-back records.
We all know that dancing works up an appetite... So there will be mini-fridges stocked with snacks and drinks from Sonos favorite local eateries. And whenever you get sleepy, a bed from Sonos' home design partner, West Elm, will be ready for you upstairs. I mean, does it get much better than records, friends and food?
The contest is running until Monday, September 26th, and all you have to do is tell a short story about what your dream overnight stay would be like at the Sonos Listening Room in Rough Trade. Easy peezy. The link can be found here
. Ready, go!