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Saturday, September 08, 2007

2006 Air Guitar World Champion Still Has Eye of the Tiger

Oulu, Finland is unlike Los Angeles in many ways: for starters, Oulu shops have much shorter hours, their hairdressers and taxidrivers don't expect tips, and they get to play host to the Air Guitar World Championships.

This weekend, 2006 World Champion Ochi "Dainoji" Yosuke, of Japan, won the 2007 Championship, earning a custom-made Flying Finn guitar along with fame and bragging rights. The second (Guillaume "Moche Pitt" de Tonquédec of France) and third place (Max "Herr Jaquelin" Heller of Austria) finishers won cellphones. Heller took the audience favorite prize, which earned him a signed Baby Brian May electric guitar.

The American champion, Andrew "William Ocean" Litz finished in eleventh place, which is no disgrace when competing against the likes of John "Rootin Tootin Redneck Johno" Gerrand (of New Zealand, who finished in tenth place).

Ochi "Dainoji" Yosuke in action:

Did he wear the same sweater at the 2006 Championships?


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