Rob Weychert, aka Windhammer, recently blogged about his experience of becoming the Philadelphia regional champ of the U.S. Air Guitar Championship:
Parading around on that stage in front of all those people, playing an invisible instrument without a (pardon the pun) shred of self-consciousness, I came to realize that I wasn’t even thinking about what I was doing. It was simply what came naturally, what the music caused to be as it passed through me. Is it silly? Sure. Is it stupid? Absolutely not. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that, as far as I’m concerned, that’s also a pretty accurate description of rock and roll.
Sounds like it was a blast! You can watch Windhammer’s winning performance below.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Air Guitar Hero, there are still a number of regional competitions coming up, including competitions in Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, New York, and Texas. See a list of all of the upcoming competitions on the Air Guitar Championship Web site. It’s hard to believe that they’re not coming to Nashville or Atlanta. The National Finals will held on August 8, 2008 in San Francisco.
(via Shaun Inman)