We went to 16 cities across America, held competitions, and hand picked the best of the best in Air Guitar.
On July 22, those Mavericks descend on the biggest city in the World to compete for the National Crown.
The winner on Jully 22 will be crowned the 2010 US Air Guitar Champion, and he/she will be flown to Finland to represent America in The World Finals.
2010 US FINALS
Thursday July 22
The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
17 Irving Place
New York, NY, 1003
Sponsorship Provided By:
Sabrett Hot Dogs
More Info at: www.USAirGuitar.com
After extracting the greatest professional air guitarists from 16 regional shows and sending them each to New York City for the National Championships, our US winner will book passage to Oulu, Finland, and represent the United States of America, and compete against the National Champions from 30 other countries at The Air Guitar World Championships.
All Official Air Guitar Competitions consist of two rounds. In Round 1, each competitor performs to a song of their own choosing. In Round 2, the top competitors from Round 1 perform to a surprise compulsory song. In each round, contestants perform for one minute of a song and are judged on a combination of technical merit, stage presence, and “airness." All guitars must be invisible. In each city, the jury is a panel of independent judges that are hand picked by US Air Guitar. The results of the jury cannot be protested.
In 1998, bored with a world-peace movement that had lost inspiration and spirit, a few students in Finland came together to create something that finally would bring people together in harmony and sense of purpose. One part free, one part egalitarian, one part inclusive, and many parts rock and roll, it was decided that the Air Guitar was truly the most universal and democratic art form. Furthermore, sewn into the Air Guitar ideology was the reasoning that if one is holding an air guitar, one cannot, at the same time, be holding a gun. Thus, the Air Guitar World Championships were born. Here, competitors were not bound by physical boundaries, i.e. the fussy business of instruments and the like. They were free to celebrate world peace, and the gods of rock, as they so pleased.
Founded in 2003, US Air Guitar is the official Air Guitar Association of the United States and is responsible for operating the US Air Guitar Championships, official Regional events, and specialized championships. US Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation's unofficial pastime out of the bedroom and putting it up on the world stage. US Air Guitar is an official member of the World Air Guitar Association. Entering its seventh year in the US and its fourteenth year world-wide, official national championships currently are held in 24 countries around the globe including the USA, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, South Africa, , with more countries participating every year.
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Added by bjorn_turoque on July 19, 2010