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USAG Gaining More Traction in Middle East



Not buying what we’re selling about being Qatar’s biggest show on earth? Then head on over to the Gulf Times and get it from the region’s newspaper of record:


And I quote:


Of all its spread of cool games and quick thrills including a shot at bungee jumping, the biggest crowd-puller at the Twenty-Four Fun Zone was spun literally out of thin air.


At a chirpy pop-up venue beside the Doha Golf Club, people thronged through two weeks to replenish their fill of art, fun and sport. However, it was the US Air Guitar All-Stars (USAG), who were roped in towards the latter part of the event, that stole the show, night after night.


More desert kool-aid  right here.

US Air Guitar Becomes “Main Event” at Qatar’s Biggest Bash



DOHA, QATAR — This past week, US Air Guitar clawed its way to the top of the bill in Qatar’s biggest weeklong event supporting the 2015 Handball Championships (think Superbowl Village, desert style) and now the USAG All-Stars carry the title of “Main Event.”


Styled by WILLIAM OCEAN (Andrew Litz), the USAG All-Stars Qatar Edition consists of Ocean, National Champion AIRISTOTLE (Matt Burns) and World Champion NORDIC THUNDER (Justin Howard).  The group began the week as a late addition to the bill and were hoped to, at best, create some word-of-mouth buzz about this event which was forbidden to advertise publicly because of the sensitive nature of selling sports fans alcohol in this otherwise dry country.






And yet from the All-Stars’ first set this past Tuesday the crowd reaction was immediate and overwhelming despite the Fun Zone’s many competing attractions, including free bungee jumping and various festival-style entertainment and concession stands – not to mention a booth offering evil temptations of the great satan’s deadly agent itself:


Bud Light.


Iran Extends Hand to U.S. Air Guitar



QATAR — In heretofore unprecedented fashion, for the first time since Ben Affleck scared the ess out of us in this scene, official representatives on important business work from Iran and the United States shared an embrace in the name of world peace.


Tehran’s Mohammad R.R. and the United States’ Airis T., whose names have been redacted for fear of reprisal from either country’s bananapants security apparatus, shared a second-place finish at an impromptu air guitar competition late Wednesday night.  The co-winners of the evening were Nordic Thunder and a local chap who, in this largely Muslim region, goes by the controversial stage name “Santa Claus.”


More desert competitions are slated for every night this week.



Doha Soundcheck Party, W Doha Afterparty

Sound Check Party


DOHA, QATAR — A handful of VIPs, roadies and catering staff from The Twenty Four Abu2Funzone  were treated to a soundcheck party with USAG all-stars WILLIAM OCEAN (Andrew Litz), NORDIC THUNDER (Justin Howard), and AIRISTOTLE (Matt Burns).  Later in the evening, local legend-slash-some-dude-from-the-crowd, Aman, won Qatar’s first air guitar wildcard competition.  Along with bragging rights, Aman also wins a free suite at he  classiest hotel this side of the Arabian Gulf, the W Doha.





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