San Francisco Regional Air Guitar Championships


Tue January 31, 2012
Arts & Culture

Who needs a guitar to be a rock star?

Matt Feldstein, a.k.a Cold Steel Renegade at the SF Regional Championships.
Christopher Connelly

When it comes to making it big at anything, you’ve got to do some hard work. Behind every rock star, there are thousands of hours of practice, touring and rocking out. Of course, to rock out, you don’t actually need to know how to play an instrument – at least not at the San Francisco Regional Air Guitar Championships. There, rock gods are judged on their stage presence, technical merit, and something called “airness.”

To find out what that is, just take a listen to this story from KALW’s Christopher Connelly, who was there to witness it all firsthand.

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