2017: Champions Descend Upon Washington, DC

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The summer 2017 tour has been crayer than cray. Two dozen Qualifier shows — including festival stages, dive bars, and a first ever mid-set speed competition — fed into a half dozen Semifinal concerts in nearly every corner of the country (once again, Alaska and Hawaii get dicked over).

 

And it all culminates in the National Finals this Saturday night in DC.

 

Pundits universally agree that this year we packed more WTF into the 2017 season than ever before (think about it!). There was that thing with the robot head and the time TOMMY FRETLESS (Adam Lee) went park cor up the balcony then tumble-rumbled back down, somehow without injury. And that time when WILLIAM OCEAN, failing to hold onto the handrail as he slowly exited the green room, broke his ankle in ten different places before even setting foot onstage. Our sympathies are with Mr. Ocean and his family, but with past seasons of severed toes and major air-related surgeries, that our only significant injury occurred off-stage is hopefully a step in the right direction.

 
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Tony Tapatio Inducted into US Air Guitar Hall of Fame

 

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US Air Guitar is proud to welcome Tony Tapatio as it’s newest member of the US Air Guitar Hall of Fame.

 

Antonio “Tony Tapatio” Cervantes is a US Air Guitar legend.  He’s been wowing us with his performances for years… where do we even start?

 

*Warning – these videos are NSFV (not safe for virgins)

 

 

A 3 time regional champion, Tony is a perfect blend of technical purity, stage presence, and airness – but he doesn’t just stop there. Creative to no end, Tony’s ability to integrate inventive moves, humor, athleticism, sex-appeal, and some bad-ass facial hair has endeared him to crowds all around the country. He’s also spent a significant amount of time organizing and hosting successful US Air Guitar Competitions in Seattle.

 

An awesome person both on and off the stage, we’d like to officially welcome Tony Tapatio to the Hall of Fame! Congratulations!

 

Your 2017 US Air Guitar Finalists

The Semifinals are wrapped up and the finalists are ready to rock. We are less than one week away from finding out who the best air guitarist in the nation is! Will you be joining us on August 5th at the Black Cat in Washington, DC?

 

Check out the official roster below and place your bets with your neighborhood bookie. We’re already seeing a lot of action in the 20:1 botched backflip from DC champ, Dick Diesel. See you this Saturday, America.

 

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MOM JEANS TAKES PHILLY SEMIFINAL!

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In an unprecedented showing of absolute airness, and following a round three airoff for the record books, MOM JEANS JEANIE (Nicole Sevcik) took the Philly Semifinal with aplomb. Remarked celebrity judge and legendary drummer from The Dead Mikmen, Dean Clean, “it’s superb!”

 

SHRED (Lance Kasten) and newly reactivated-slash remarkably uninjured TOMMY FRETLESS (Adam Lee) will are also headed to DC in hopes of taking the U.S. crown.

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CindAirella takes KC Semifinal!

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KANSAS CITY, MO — From as far away as Arkansas and Houston, Oxford and England,, over 18 competitors (19 to be exact!) took the stage in at Kansas City’s recordBar.

 

Three winners emerged from Saturday night’s raucous show. ROCKWARD SILENCE (Conor Taft) will make his second appearance on the National stage in as many years. And longtime performer Sonic Biatch (Rachelle Landreth) will join him and the freshly crowned, first-time winner and Kansas City Champion, CindAirella (Elizabeth Melin) in Washington, DC on August 5th.

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