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Things that take too long are annoying, like dates who need two hours of prep time before leaving the house or lasagna that leaves your gut rumbling while it spends an hour in the oven. But music doesn't generally fall into this category. Long songs are things to revel in, not anxiously await the end of.

Vinyl Preservation Society is honoring the long song tonight at its monthly meeting, which is open to all vinyl enthusiasts ages 21 and older. In July 2009, VPS members played 12 long songs in its first tribute to the genre, and folks enjoyed the evening enough for the group to bring the theme back.

So, bring your favorite lengthy musical compilation to the Modern Hotel and Bar tonight. Socialize with other vinyl-ites from 7-7:30 p.m., and then commence displaying your awesome taste in music until 10 p.m.

What constitutes a long song, you ask? Well, it's a pretty subjective term, but VPS says: "Generally, if a song is 10 or more minutes in length, we’re calling it long." Make sure to bring your selection on vinyl—it's not called the iPod Preservation Society.

For more info on VPS, click here.