This is a Guest Post by Tony Tapatio
Our Dearest U.S. Air Guitar,
Well, it’s been almost two weeks since the Seattle Air Guitar Qualifier. Due to busy schedules and of course, the need to stick to Pacific Northwest tradition, we are just now getting the good word to you. And by good word, we mean the highlights of the Qualifier! So, here they are. . .
Tony Tapatio once again kicked off the event with an astounding introductory performance. He wowed audience members with his airbilities, from soft strummin’ to hard riffin’, with just the right amount of the signature Tapatio air guitar molestation, all performed to a wide array of music.
The Qualifier had twelve competitors officially signed up. No wild cards this year, but two more folks signed up last minute after the show had already started, and so made it just in time to perform in the first round. And one of those two, well, let’s just say, he made it pretty far. . . We didn’t have any broken mirrors, or people relieving themselves backstage this year. BUT (and this is even better than that) what we did have is 10 newcomers who showed up and gave it their all this year, and several, new and old, fans who showed up to support their favorites and just have a god-good-damn time.