This recap of Sacramento’s Nor Cal Air Guitar Showcase is brought to you by its host, Sweetness!
Coming off an inaugural year in 2015, the stage was set for a breakout year, and that’s exactly what the show goers at the Starlight Lounge got. Sacramento saw an incredible cast of 16 competitors grace the stage, complete with two sets of sibling duos, a presidential candidate, a past USAG National Qualifier and enough glitter to put a sparkle in Op Rock’s eye.
Kicking the show off with a USAG fanboy medley, Rockus Aireleous (Ben Thomas) and I (Sweetness) raged the stage and warmed up our panel of judges with hot moves wrapped in feather and leather. After knocking off a year’s worth air dust, the Sacramento stage was ready for competition to begin.
Round 1 saw all kinds of action, but probably not as much bedroom action as our first competitor saw after the show. With little clothing and just enough nipple coverage to get into a bar, Strap Tease (Caleb Bourg) gracefully took the stage as our first competitor. As any seasoned Air Guitarist would know, going first is tough, however, this second year veteran returned polished and with a solid performance of Led Zeppelin’s No Quarter, only falling victim to an unfortunate number draw.
Competitions in 22 Cities Across the Country
Semifinals Expanded to 6 shows
Boston, DC, Chicago, Kansas City, Portland & San Diego
National Finals 8/6 at Empire Control Room in Austin, TX
US Air Guitar Announces AirJamz as its official Air Guitar
AirJamz Sponsorship Takes Wearables to the Big Stage
Experience All Semifinals in Spectacular 360° Virtual Reality
Current Champ Airistotle Attempts to be Next “Air Jordan” – Goes for Three-peat
20 Competing Countries Across the Globe “Scared Shitless” of Next U.S. Champ
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NATIONALS FINALS 8/6 AT EMPIRE CONTROL ROOM IN AUSTIN, TX
US Air Guitar, the official governing body of American competitive air guitar, today announced the 2016 US Air Guitar Championships, its three-tier tournament which scours the country in search of the nation’s best air guitarist. Winners of qualifying competitions in at least 15 cities will compete in six semifinals for a chance to battle at this year’s National Finals on August 6 at Empire Control Room in Austin, Texas.