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World Air Guitar Championships

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Great rock guitarists need great nicknames. There’s Slash, Slowhand and The Edge.

    Meet a new one: Airistotle. No, that’s not a misspelling. The nom de rock belongs to Matt Burns, a waiter and world-class competitive air guitarist living in New York City. He decided to try air-rocking almost a decade ago when he saw the documentary Air Guitar Nation.


    But his creative niche is air guitar. Competitors generally use the same routine for a year, then create a new one in time for the start of a new air guitar season.

    Burns’ creative process involves a couple of months of listening to pop-punk songs — he grew up with Green Day and Sum 41, he says — and narrowing it down to a song he likes. Then he crystallizes his performance routines with the help of a few friends.

    You can watch all of the performances here. Today is better because I learned this exists.

  2. Bayside 182

    Wolverine Supporter

    so I just watched the video.............what differentiates someone that is good at this and someone that is terrible?
    Raku, morken and CMilliken like this.
  3. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    this is amazing
  4. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    A guy I do improv with does this, he prepares, practices, and has training sessions all year for it.
  5. kielhauck @kielhauck

    I can't read this and not picture Turk and The Cool Cats from Scrubs.
    SmithBerryCrunch and Jason Tate like this.
  6. yeahrightdude

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    The guy who won a few years ago lives in my town and Matt Pryor had him on his podcast. I was surprised at how interesting the whole thing is and how serious people take it.
  7. EarthShifts


    A couple guys from my hometown were heavily involved in this for a few years and I believe both went to the worlds at some point.
  8. Behind the Barricade

    Wow, I thought everyone knew about this! I might blow your minds here but there is a world championship of Corn Hole that brings out a ton of people. God, ESPN 8 should be a real channel!