My inner hipster and I have a love-hate relationship, so I can’t decide how I feel about the official US Air Guitar Championships, taking place on Thursday at the Key Club. Normally if I’m going to pay $12 for a rock show, I want to see some instruments, but the video of last year’s winner on Conan O’Brien is pretty funny.
From a New York Times article written by one of the competitors:
Air guitar is not about pretending to be a rock star. You must be that rock star. You might not need to put dry ice in your armbands to create smoky contrails as you strum, but it helps. As far as other wardrobe options go, nudity is an obvious attention-getter and has become a performance staple, but so far it hasn’t won any competitions.
I was thinking I’ll probably skip it and check on Friday for a flickr set, but if these kids play air guitar, does that mean they also use air cameras?