Air guitarists compete to represent LA in National Air Guitar Championships

Air Guitar Championships

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The Contender "Mr. Bloody Penis Fingers" was commended by the judges for bringing his own towels to clean up his dripping "blood".

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Competitior Awesome was just that, and made it to round 2 with some awesome moves.

Air Guitar Championships

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The Troubadour held the 2012 LA Air Guitar Championships.

Air Guitar Championships

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Participant "No Dick Blender" started his performance by shooting water out of his mouth.

Air Guitar Championships

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Host Dan Crane announces the 6 String General as the LA Air Guitar Champion.

Air Guitar Championships

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This 62-year-old competitor celebrated her birthday at the championships, and made it to round 2 as well with "face melting" moments.

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Wild Card contestant, Charile Horse, had some impressive moves, but was marked down because of her lack to actually enter the competition on time.

Air Guitar Championships

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Dr. Feel Mediocre reached round 2, and was applauded for knowing the song already, and therefore having some killer moves.

Air Guitar Championships

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K moved to the second round easily.

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Brock teased the judges with his peacock feathers.

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The Lady Killer was lauded for her intense energy.

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Picante was a crowd favorite.

Air Guitar Championships

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The 6 String General had the crowd chanting, and made it to round 2.

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The Mummy received high marks from the judges for his intense energy and great guitar knowledge.

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Champion 6 String General air guitars Freebird as he looks forward to the National Championships in Denver.

Air Guitar Championships

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Everyone comes on stage to play air guitar to Freebird as the final song and the ending to the Air Guitar Championships.


The Troubadour was packed Friday night as 24 contestants took the stage hoping to win the chance to represent L.A. in the National Air Guitar Championships in Denver.

Competitors must exhibit showmanship, agility, and show some air guitar technique. But competition host Dan Crane's favorite part of the competition is the farewell, where audience members are invited to take the stage and all play air guitar together to Lynyrd Skynyrd's “Freebird.”

“Everybody, I think, in their day to day lives wants to get up on stage and just rock out and just be liberated. Be free to just express themselves," he said. "And they're just so few times in our daily lives when we get to do that and this is one of those times.”

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