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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Best Of The Midwest..

Claw heard rumblings occurring midway between the two coasts, so he had to investigate. Like our brothairs and sistairs in SF, NY, Minneapolis, San Diego, Houston, Portland, and the UK, a star has risen among us, that exemplifies that which each of us holds dearly - the art of air guitar. For us, there is no season. There are dates when the tour comes around, but the season is year-round.

Several of us in SF, as well as chapter commanders elsewhere around the US, know him all to well. He's won 3 regionals, 3 years in a row - two in his hometown, one in Vegas. During the off months of the US Air Guitar tour, he holds competitions on his own, to keep the spirit alive. This 24/7/365, livin-the-life creed, is what makes up the heart, soul and passion of air guitar, and what embodies the foundation of the SF AirForce.

Last Sunday, early AM, while on the second beer (it wasn't 9am yet), Claw received an email. It was a notice of this person's post, that would redirect Claw to the US Air Guitar site, and the discovery of, well, you know the story... This messenger was previously invited to represent, but no response up to that point. Yet, he was the first to notify. And congratulate. It's this appreciation for our family that sets us apart from all the rest. He subsequently accepted, and now represents us as Commander of the Midwest Chapter affiliate, based out of Kansas City...

His name is...


On behalf of the jedi masters of air guitar, that make up the SF AirForce, we salute you, and are proud to have you on board. Your only duty, as is with all of us, is to make us proud. Be the best. And remember, the best may not win, but they're still the best.

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