The US is home to the world's most dominant air guitarists. And as such, the AirForce is home to the US' elite air guitarists. The AirForce was born out of the SF/Bay Area, in 2010, after an immortal showing at the legendary Fillmore West, and comprised of the Bay Area's most dominant airists, the Original 12, formed by SF master air guitarist, Tiger Claw.

The family first started out with a world champion (Hot Lixx Hulahan), a legend (Bjorn Turoque), and several veterans of the trade, of which four from SF went on to win multiple regional championships over the years since the US Air Guitar Competition came to SF in 2006. In 2010, US Air Guitar issued an award - the Profile of Excellence in the Field of Magnificence, to two individuals, both from SF.

2011 saw the expansion of the AirForce as a show of appreciation, a way to honor, and an effort to bring those who would express the same appreciation, honor, love, passion and dedication to the art the AirForce holds so dearly, together as one.

The AirForce is proud to be represented in other regions, in addition to SF's Golden Gate Chapter, throughout the US: Capitol (DC), Cascadia (Seattle), Chi-Town (Chicago), Mid-Atlantic (Charlottesville), MidWest (Kansas City), NorthEast (NY), Pacific Coast (Los Angeles), PacNorWest (Portland), SoCal (San Diego), SouthBay (San Jose, closed), Southern (Houston), Twin Cities (Minneapolis), the UK, and Russia.

We are the jedi masters of air guitar. AirForce Command, is strong, with the force.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hotel Utah video release

Here it is, troops. The video of Cold Steel Renegade last Saturday at Hotel Utah. Until I figure out how to restore a certain feature on my home computer that will allow me to see certain video sources for youtube, only a small percentage shows up on my screen. When uploading youtube videos, there's always a set of 4, and it appears that if there are not 4 videos to fill the slots, something else is dropped in by youtube. Ignore them. Check out the link on the left, titled, CSR-Hotel Utah. I can see his video in the first block, the other 3, nothing, so I have no idea what's there. Eventually, when I get digital pics to upload, i can link those pics directly to the videos, and cut out the youtube 4-blocks. Like with the Judas Priestess pics. It's why i need photos people.

Anyway, take 5 minutes to watch the CSR-Hotel Utah video. You'll see why US Air Guitar needs to expand from 1-min performances to at least 2 minutes. Five minutes, while being the length of a full song, and could be hard to hold the audience, a mash-up of one-minute spots, into a collage, will keep everyone on board. Especially if you work an equally-enticing choreography to go with it, not to mention keeping it synchronized throughout. CSR did this right.

Some points to watch for: the lady who came up on stage was not part of the program. She was a total gamer, and didn't overstay her welcome. Major kudos. And while a lot of the performance was mostly dancing and preening, in a positive way, since it was totally synchronized, the air guitar I did see, was pretty good, technically speaking. Claw believes if CSR were to enter the soon-to-be-coming Tiger Claw Invitational, where only technical is judged, and costuming and choreography are non-existent, he would be a contender, unlike 90% of most air guitarists. Wouldn't be Claw if I didn't throw down the gauntlet.

Enjoy the video.

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