- This is a guest post by Seth Leibowitz, who has just reported on the earliest qualifier ever, last August, at Burning Man. So, y’know, a bit late. It’s fine, no one’s mad.-
BLACK ROCK CITY, NV – After several days of wandering aimlessly through the desert, like tumbleweed, a new star emerged from the playa dust. THE AIRISTOCRAT (Michael Miller, Oakland, CA) used a different kind of dust in his theatrics to give him the strength needed to slay 20 other competitors and take the first official Black Rock City Air Guitar Qualifier. The Airistocrat will represent Black Rock City and advance to the 2015 Northwest Semifinal.
The event took place at 8:30 and Esplanade at the world famous Freestyle Palace where a crowd of people (some fans, some passer byes completely blown away with what they were seeing (probably with the help of other substances), and some veterans of the air guitar community). Huge thanks to the Freestyle Palace camp mates for their love and support of air guitar.
The Airistocrat had to fend off the likes of FOR REAL CALLILE (not sure if his ID was verified), CYBER RHINO, THE ENDANGERED SPECIES David Sabistina, Lake Tahoe, CA), and PINKY SHREDDER (Detroit, MI) in the second round.