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.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Prospecting in Portland

Whalin BigAir is a force to be reckoned with. At least in his hometown region. While Seattle is new to the fold, which is surprising, since Seattle established themselves on the map at the beginning of the 90's, with classic alternative grunge (Nirvana, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney, Alice In Chains, Temple Of The Dog, and Claw's favorite, Soundgarden), pushing metal back underground, and probably for good reason, since the genre had been diluted for years, thanks to glam, and only recently becoming part of the US Air Guitar Championship, Portland, on the other hand, are veterans of the fold.

Whalin BigAir hails from Portland, Oregon. And if all goes according to plan, several of the SF AirForce will be invading the Pacific Northwest, and challenging Whalin in his own backyard. But if we're going on the road ourselves, we should at least extend the courtesy of an invitation to our home. All's fair in love and air.

And so it goes, Whalin BigAir has shown he has the colors. The colors of love and compassion for air guitar, and all that it embodies. The Claw is proud to welcome Whalin as our affiliate commander of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the SF AirForce. All that is left is to compete in SF, and earn his stripes up to the main roster. The gauntlet has been thrown...

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