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US Air Guitar Championships: Rockness Monster takes it again

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Shredding ensued at last night’s LA regional competition of the US Air Guitar Championships at the Key Club in West Hollywood. 16 air shredders competed to represent L.A. in the US Championships in NYC on August 16, and a possible chance to represent the US at the world championships in Finland.

The evening was emceed by the now retired Bjorn Turoque , the author of “To Air is Human.” He opened the show with a searing Black Sabbath performance. Judges were Roy Trakin from Hits magazine, Joshua Glazer from Urb and a comedian named Jeff Davis. Competitors were scored on three factors: technical merit, performance and “airness,” the quality that allows the performance to transcend and become an art form.

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The evening began with Meticulous, the only female of the night. Even though one of the rules is you’re not supposed to use props, Meticulous did perform a 20-second vagina solo, which I guess is less of a prop than a penis. The judges were impressed, and Meticulous left … um, satisfied.