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Air Guitar Championships Throughout The US
LiveDaily.com reports: It's time once again for air-guitar virtuosos to whip out their invisible axes and rock the house. The fifth annual US Air Guitar Championships competition is under way and traveling to cities from coast to coast.
Hopefuls have already competed in Washington, DC, and New York City, and the tour moves on to Boston tonight (6/8). The outing, MC'd by "Air Guitar Nation" documentary star and "To Air is Human" author Bjorn Turoque, will stop by major US markets through the end of this month. Details are listed below.
A panel of independent judges hand-picked by US Air Guitar will consider technical merit, stage presence and "airness" in critiquing the 60-second performances. All guitars must be invisible.
One winner from each city, three winners from an online competition and defending champ Hot Lixx Hulahan will move on to compete in the US Air Guitar Finals this August in New York City. In addition to winning $1,000, the chosen one will be sent to Oulu, Finland, in September to represent the USA in the Air Guitar World Championships.
The online portion of the competition, which is set to begin soon, will allow air guitarists all over the US to upload performance clips for a chance to compete in the US finals. Further details about how to enter are available at the US Air Guitar website.
Founded in 2003, the US Air Guitar Championships have grown from two competitions into a national tour that draws more fans and competitors every year, according to a press release.
"US Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation's unofficial pastime out of the bedroom and putting it up on the world stage," the organization's mission statement declares. "In a time when US military and economic leadership faces unprecedented criticism around the world, it is our belief that air guitar represents one endeavor our country can dominate without controversy. US Air Guitar is here to make this possible."
Remaining US Air Guitar Championships tour dates are as follows:
June 13 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cambridge Room
June 14 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
June 15 - Chicago, IL - Metro/Smart Bar
June 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
June 20 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues Cambridge Room
June 21 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
June 22 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
June 23 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish
June 27 - San Jose, CA - The Bank Club
June 28 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
June 29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Key Club
August 16 - New York, NY - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza (national finals)
Source: Live Daily
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