The following post was written by West Coast US Air Guitar legend Dirty Airy (Aron Carlton), who performed the duties of Air Traffic Control at the San Francisco 2013 US Air Guitar Qualifier:
Oh air guitar, oh air guitar…where for art thou my air guitar?
If you attended the San Francisco qualifier on June 14th, you know that all the performers’ air guitars, and in fact the entire show was outright stolen by one dark-horse contestant named Pops Rockwood. Like the stranger in a Clint Eastwood movie, Pops came into town anonymous, and left a legend.
The evening started off with the usual rock star treatment backstage at the Red Devil’s Lounge. Booze was provided, rules were explained, competition was sized up, and the hostess of the evening Goldi Roxx was more than competent in wrangling the event’s talent into their prescribed positions.
Singar the Goat Demon continued his running curse of drawing the number one spot for the evening, a prestigious position that warranted a hit off the bottle of Jack, and being only a small field of 8, it was decided that the hostess would seek out more competition from the crowd later on.