Sunday, August 28, 2005

Tell me it's not real...

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Dutchman Michael Heffels, known as "The Destroyer", has won the World Air Guitar Championships in the northern Finnish city of Oulu.

Giesela Visser of New Zealand, or "Gizzy Guitar", came second, followed by Gyuri Vergouw, known as "Pelvis Fenderbender", of the Netherlands in third place.
Heffels won a real electric guitar and an amplifier designed and donated by guitarist Brian May, of the legendary rock group Queen.

Competitors play on an invisible instrument that can be electric or acoustic or both.

dena at 12:54 AM

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at 7:15 AM Blogger Mike said...

Gee I don't play guitar but I bet I could pick up "Air Guitar" pretty easily.

Michelle sent me.

 
at 7:41 AM Blogger Martine said...

Wonder if this Dutch guy ( I am Dutch) gets a medal from our queen for his great achievement.... * rolls eyes*

here via Michele

 
at 7:46 AM Blogger RC said...

Right after my big brother played with his air guitar, I wanted to play it to, but there was a problem, I couldn't find it!

Hi, you sent me, and Michele!

Thanks for visiting my blog, Dena! I hope to see you there again, because my mom is gona let me blog, just as soon as I turn off the comments.

 
at 8:13 AM Blogger RC said...

Guess who? It's me again! I hope it's ok that I'm post a post on your blogs post again, is it?

Hi, Michele sent me, again.

Hope you are having a nice weekend!

 
at 9:27 AM Blogger soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

I would totally "rock" at that!

 
at 9:29 AM Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I really 'air guitar' when Thin Lizzy's 'Whiskey In The Jar' comes on.

Here from Michele.

 
at 10:48 AM Blogger The Mistress of the Dark said...

I air guitar to The Story In Your Eyes all the time :)

here again via Michele :)

 
at 2:06 PM Blogger zazzafooky said...

Wow. I had no idea there was actually a competition for this.. but I can see it! :-)

 
at 5:22 PM Anonymous weedom said...

I was vaguely aware of this competition.

Your ani-gif makes my eyes hurt. Please make it stop.

Oh wait, a scrollbar. That'll do it.

 
at 5:25 PM Blogger Dumbass Reporter said...

I can play a pretty mean air guitar if I tune it just right. But it always ends up costing when I smash it on the floor. Those air guitars are expensive!

Hi, Michele sent me!

 
at 5:42 PM Blogger Thumper said...

You know, if you stare at the pictures, your eyes cross invountarily... ;)

Here via Michele's :)

 
at 5:45 PM Blogger Star said...

THey can air acoustic or electric . Quite a feat. Michele sent me.

 
at 6:00 PM Blogger Kevin said...

It's probably a stupid question, but how exactly does one plug in an electric air guitar?

 
at 10:34 PM Anonymous Mayberry said...

I have both my sons in serious air guitar training. My two year old needs to work on the left hand execution a little, but he totally has the hair sling thing down. Before I thought it was just so they could appreciate the art. I had no idea they could one day grow up and win a TROPHY! We're really going to perfect those chops now!!

 

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