US Air Guitar National Finals

House of Blues Sunset Strip

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In a Nutshell

Reigning champ Airistotle is pitted against air guitarists from all over the US; celebrity judges include Kristen Schaal from SNL

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 18, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting 8/17 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at House of Blues Sunset Strip. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Live Nation's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $15 for one ticket to the US Air Guitar National Finals (up to a $29 value)
  • When: Saturday, August 17, at 9 p.m.
  • Where: House of Blues Sunset Strip
  • General admission standing
  • Door time: 8 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.<p>

U.S. Air Guitar Nationals

The Rules

The 16 top-placing monsters of mock-rock from the semi-finals take on the reigning champ, and the winner leaves immediately for the world championship match in Oulu, Finland. Each contestant plays one song they’ve selected beforehand and one surprise tune chosen by the judges. Challengers are judged on three things: Technical Merit, Stage Presence, and the most elusive quality, Airness. Take a look at some of the star players from this year’s roster:<p>

Airistotle (Defending Champ)

  • Real name: Matt Burns
  • Hometown: New York City
  • Championships won: New York City 2010 and 2012, Dark Horse 2011, Nationals 2012
  • Signature song: “Dead!” by My Chemical Romance
  • Trivia: slipped past the USAG’s minimum age requirement not once, but twice, before taking home the national title<p>

Windhammer

  • Real name: Rob Weychert
  • Hometown: Boston
  • Championships won: Philadelphia 2008, 2011, and 2012, Boston 2010
  • Signature song: “I Am the Law” by Anthrax
  • Trivia: has sworn to never cut his beard or wear pants that don’t have the butt cut out<p>

Lieutenant Facemelter

  • Real name: Jason Farnan
  • Hometown: San Diego
  • Championships won: San Diego 2010 and 2012, Seattle 2011
  • Signature song: “Four Horsemen” by Metallica
  • Trivia: despite his name, he is capable of melting entire bodies<p>

Dry Ice

  • Real name: Aarón Alonso
  • Hometown: Chicago
  • Championships won: Milwaukee 2011
  • Signature song: “Cold as Ice” by Foreigner
  • Trivia: no scientist has been able to confirm whether his pants or real or painted on.<p>
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