Today is the day… Last day to register on-line for the Toronto Qualifiers. A huge salute to the performers lined-up for tomorrow’s event. Not only are they brave, but they are wonderful and generous for giving their energy to this crazy thing called Air Guitar. We’re raising awareness for World Peace (Mantra: When you are holding an Air Guitar, you can’t be holding a gun); we’re raising money for Right To Play Canada helping kids facing adversity here and abroad; and we’re going to felt some faces with our hot licks and shredtastic riffs.
For anyone who’s interested, Glen Airy Glen Rocks was Toronto’s first ‘official’ Air Guitar Champ – though many champions of the art form surely came before him. Glen entered the competition on a dare. But the music got a hold of him. First it was The British Sea Power, then The Cult, then The Smashing Pumpkins, and finally The Hives. The philosophy of the art form sunk its teeth into him. World Peace – hells yea. The prospects of winning something so ridiculous and yet so compelling ended up propelling him into the fray to eventually becoming the 2007 Canadian Air Guitar Champion. It meant a trip to Finland that he tacked on to the tail of his Honeymoon. His wife became a sexy roadie, and the Business Man Of Rock took his performance to the world stage. He finished 18th out of 20 performers. Not quite a cinderella story. Since then… it’s been an awkward conversation. But a conversation that still brings a smile to his lips and a look of awe and fascination to the faces of others.
Some people do it for the glory, other people do it for the music, and others do it cause it just feels good to be part of something meaningful.
Come be part of our audience tomorrow at Lee’ Palace for the Toronto Qualifiers. Better yet… be a competitor and bring your adoring fans for confidence and their supportive hollers.
Help us find our Champ. Help us make a nice donation to Right To Play.
Compete for your chance at becoming the Toronto Air Guitar Champion – Win the AMAZING VIP Steam Whistle Tour, then later maybe a trip to Finland for Air Guitar World Championships
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