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For Those About To Pretend To Rock - US Air Guitar Championships (LA Regionals)!

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We at LAist are sad to report that there is no longer any point to making art, recording music or even writing something in that Live Journal we all know you have (even if you've set it to "private" so no one knows how much you really hate that one friend of yours.) Everything our civilization could possibly contribute to the universe has been effectively and entirely topped by 20 contestants - three surly, drunken and lightly celebritized judges - a crowd full of hyperpartisan supporters - and three straight hours of Air Guitar Air Guitar Air Guitar.

We're talking, of course, about the 2008 Cuervo Black US Air Guitar Championships, presented by TouchTunes. Which we will henceforth refer to as the Air Guitar Championships Los Angeles Regionals. The Los Angeles regionals were held Thursday, June 26th at the venerable Troubadour. It was an astonishing spectacle, filled, as you'll see, with the best combination fo Fantasy sports and pro wrestling ever conceived - costumes, great puns and ardent, angry fans. And, as befits a city filled to the brim with celebrities and rock star wannabes, the contestants where judged by "esteemed" (and drunken) comedian Greg Proops, also comedian Jeff Davis, and Flight of the Conchords' Brett Mackenzie. What Transpired? Let's watch!

(additional airness related information after the jump!)