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Air Guitar Championships
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If Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Pauly Shore have showed the world anything, it's that a lack of talent is no barrier to success.
So why learn how to play an instrument when you can just be really, really good at pretending to play an instrument!?
Enter the US Air Guitar Championships, an organization that, for nine years, has held a nationwide tournament to determine the greatest faux-strummer of this land.
The rules are simple: Each performance must last a minute, the "instrument" the competitor pretends to play must be a guitar (or a bass guitar, probably) and no back-up bands are allowed.
The judges score on technical merit (if it looks like you might actually be playing the real chords), stage presence and "airness" (Derek Jeter-like intangibles that probably don't mean anything).
The tournament has local qualifiers worth 1,000 points a win, plus a final championship worth 2,000 points. And whomever wins that contest gets a trip to Finland to compete for the world title!
(Which, we assume, is judged by Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Pauly Shore.)