Review: The Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market celebrated seven years in December 2019

The Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market, organized by Tony and Michelle Cozzaglio, began in 2013. The Cozzaglio duo are also responsible for the punk street festival FYWROK, but the two have a mission to accomplish in Tulsa.

Their mission is to bring the people of Tulsa’s punk rock community together and give an outlet to younger punk rockers in town to meet other individuals like them. The Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market, also known as TPRFM, has become an infamous staple of the Tulsa punk rock scene.

 It originally was held at the American Legion, but after about three years changed its venue to the parking lot of the Fur Shop in downtown Tulsa. Since then, it has changed venues once more and is now held at The Bond Event Center, 608 E. 3rd St.

TPRFM has always been a family friendly and wheelchair accessible event often with an afterparty featuring live local punk bands the night of the event. TPRFM is sponsored by Boulevard Trash, a local punk shop in Tulsa, OKL that is dedicated to supporting and supplying area punks with everything punk, located at 1545 S. Harvard Ave.

On Dec. 21, The Bond Event Center held the TPRFM’s first holiday edition flea market with over 50 vendors. The event took place from 11a.m. until 5p.m. at night with free entry for children 12 and under and entry for adults set at five dollars.

Calaveras Mexican Grill had its food truck at the Tulsa Punk Rock Flea Market and a well-stocked bar was provided all day by The Bond Event Center.

Many oddities, records, cassettes, original art, clothing, pins, patches, furniture and more were showcased by the vendors for patrons to see. One vendor, Dead Darling Boutique LLC, was selling horror-themed barbeque sauces, and popcorn seasonings from coffin-shaped cabinets.

Dead Darling Boutique LCC is one example of the many unique finds that the public can look forward to sighting at TPRFM. It is no surprise that even out-of-town punks came to Tulsa PRFM to shop.

Although there were no live bands playing at The Bond, there was a deejay playing punk rock and hardcore music throughout the event.