March 29, 2008

To Err is Human. To Air Guitar, Divine.

Last year, I rented the documentary Air Guitar Nation from Netflix.

Air Guitar Nation movie poster

It’s a fantastic movie about the Air Guitar Championships, and it is far, far better than I expected it to be. The spirit of fake plastic rock is strong in this one. If you’re looking for pointers on how to improve your (fake) performance chops, you absolutely can’t do better than these guys and gals.

It’s totally about freedom.. you don’t have to be a rock star to be a rock star.

I would say, at its height, it is performance art.

It’s judged like figure skating.. and it’s probably less absurd to watch than figure skating, if you think about it.

If you enjoy Guitar Hero and Rock Band even a little, you can’t not enjoy Air Guitar Nation. It’s great. I highly recommend either renting or buying it.

I’m totally watching that, how ridiculous yet entertaining. I may not be able to play hard or expert yet, but at least I can use some skills to look like I was born to press those magical 5 colored buttons… clickity-clickity-starpower

Christopher Humphries
March 29, 2008 at 11:37 pm

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