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, July 31, 2012

2012 Air Guitar post-season

Greetings, troops. It was way cool to finally meet most of the troops in our AirForce, through the Tiger Claw West Coast Air Guitar Tour, ending at the Nationals in Denver. Claw didn’t have a chance to do any filming (too busy drinking, are you not surprised?). Claw also has no clue how to upload a video from YouTube, to the AirForce site. But there are alternatives. One is links. The other, is refreshing your bios on the left side of the AirForce site. The site will automatically add current videos, since both Blogger and YouTube are owned by Google. Some things just take care of themselves. Take a second to check out the ranks to the left. Promotions are in order for several of our officers, in addition to the last update, after Portland and Seattle. Promotions after SD, LA & SF, Six-String General (LA) is now a Lt. Colonel, after taking LA. In addition to Flying Finn moving up from Sgt-Major to Major, with a first-time regional win, is Van Dammage (Chicago, winning the Dark Horse in Boulder, CO). Yes, the Dark Horse counts. If a Dark Horse win entitles you to compete in the Nationals, alongside other regional winners, Claw will allow it. AirForce is proud to add Mormon Rockwell, as a new Captain. His dedication to air guitar was only overshadowed by his undying efforts to document the SoCal leg of the TC tour, which was accompanied by his Houston cohort and AirForce member, Brock McRock, and LA AirForce member, Shred Boy R.D. Special thanks to Boy R.D. for opening up his home and allowing the three of us to spread out on the floor, leaving only a few square feet for his son to continue with his Lego, on his quest to become the premier architect of his generation. Claw knows everyone regularly checks out the USAG site for more information. There are also a ton of videos up on and, as well as other video and streaming sites. Congratulations to Airistotle for a kick-ass performance, and taking the National title. If the TC WC AG tour blog doesn’t end up on the USAG site, it will be posted here. Many times, the best stories happen off-stage, but in the case of Claw, it’s actually outside the venue, and on the road. I think you’ll enjoy it. 2012 was over-the-top, but only to be topped by 2013. Bring it on. Take a look to your left, and scroll down. We’ve amassed quite an impressive set of ranks here. Claw believes we are unmatched when it comes to global standings. We are elite. You are elite. Fuckin’ A.

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