Party On, Ginga Assassin!

The city of Aurora invited us to join their Wayne’s World 25th Anniversary Celebration by rocking out on the Two Brother’s Roundhouse stage. Romeo Dance Cheetah hosted the whole event and Ginga Assassin walked away the winner!
The following is a Guest Post by Aurora Downtown

 

US Air Guitar was a blast! Thanks to City of Aurora, IL, Government and Two Brothers Roundhouse for helping us to bring this phenomenal event to Aurora.
 
It was an amazing night in Aurora history. Five incredible air guitar players performed for an energized crowd in the tavern at the historic landmark along Broadway.
A framed art print donated by If These Walls Could Talk was auctioned off raising $120 for SciTech Hands On Museum.

 

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Emcee Matt Drufke introduced the evening of air guitar.

 

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Romeo Dance Cheetah hosts the US Air Guitar Championships in Aurora on May 11 at Two Brothers Roundhouse.

 

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The Repairman!

 

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The judges! Thanks to Scott Mackay from 95.9 The River for coming out. White Flame gives a score.

 

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Conway, AR Sets New World Record

Conway, Arkansas was super pumped for its first official US Air Guitar Qualifier. They had the perfect festival for its debut in Toad Suck Daze, joined by over 100,000 party goers and featuring events like the Tricycle Race and several “Very Important Toad Races.” An agenda this impressive deserves an award, but that’s not the record they broke on May 6, 2017.

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This is a 100% real event timeline

Their claim to fame came as the result of a snafu in stage change issues that forced their show into happening between the sets of legendary hair bands Great White and Dokken. An honor if you ask any competitor from the professional air guitar circuit, but a challenge to even the seasoned event planner. How do you run a US Air Guitar show in the time it takes Don Dokken to squeeze into his 40 year-old leather pants?

You do the whole damn thing in 6 minutes, that’s how.

SIX. MINUTES.

Let that sink in for a moment, but not too long – or you might have just missed the Conway Qualifier. From start to finish, the emcee went through a single round of 4 brave competitors, reached out to the judges for a winner and thanked everyone for coming without so much as taking a second breath. If you went to the Porta-John after Great White’s encore, you probably missed the entire Qualifier.

Custer Crowns Its First Champion

What do you get when you mix 1 crushed velvet, purple jumpsuit, 1 kitty mask, and 1 oversized sombrero? The US Air Guitar Custer Qualifier!!

 

Big congratulations to first time winners Iced B and Unsweet If You Have It! Both will move on to compete at the Kansas City Semifinals on July 15th!

 

Photos by Rene Ohms

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Photos by Sylvan Rocks Climbing School

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WINNERS!

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And of course… FREE BIRD!

Video by Matt Mordfin

 

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Georgia Lunch Takes the Big Apple

This is a Guest Post by David “Rev” Ciancio (@revciancio)

 

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COMPETITORS:

 

Third place: Little Bro Peep
 
— this is one to watch. Came out draped in a cape, wearing corpse paint. I think everybody was afraid of where this was going to go. Then the Cape came flying off and underneath was a hairy man in a little bopeep outfit. Complete Rager of a performance that blew perceptions of what is an air guitar master across the sexes. A true freedom fighter for both metals and gender equality in air guitar.

 

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Runner up: Twisted Sistair
 
— blazing performance that answers the question: what if David Bowie was from the Sunset strip and outer space at the same time? You could tell she was a pro from the first note and pulled out every trick there is in the book from highflying kicks, to standing on tables, to backslide to even breaking out some stars and bars. A perfect, perfect competitor if you will.
 

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