Yes, The Air Guitar World Championships Are A Real Thing
Since 1996, nerds the world over have been meeting in Finland to rock out with lots of enthusiasm and no actual talent. This year is no different.By Jamal Andress | August 26, 2015
With the mission statement "Embracing Absurdity," the World Air Guitar Championships celebrates its 20th year of existence, and who wins and who loses on this very unlikely anniversary is just as inconsequential now as it has ever been.
Since 1996, nerds the world over have been meeting in Oulu, Finland, to rock out with lots of enthusiasm and no actual talent. And this year is no different. From Aug. 26 to Aug. 28, the national champions from 20 different countries will meet to compete in the world championships.
And, yes, there are 20 different countries that hold separate air guitar championships.