The 5pm Post – Solly’s U Street Tavern presents The Sollid Metal Air Guitar Contest this Friday

From the event’s Facebook page:

Come on out Friday at 5pm and Hang out with Brandon and Jeff from DC Brau for happy hour and then get some practice for the 2011 Air Guitar championships come to DC in june by jamming out on Solly’s stage on FRIDAY THE 13th. In honor of this notorious date…..THERE WILL BE METAL.

DC BRAU will be giving away prizes in many categories. See flyer for details.

Official rules of competition

SOLLID METAL obeys almost the same rules set forth by the Air Guitar World Championships:

– Each performance is played to 2 minutes (120 sec.) of a song

– The 120 seconds can start anywhere in the song

– The instrument must be invisible & be a guitar, i.e. air drums not allowed

– Air roadies are allowed, but must leave the stage before the performance

– Back-up bands (air or real) are not allowed

US Air Guitar contests each consist of two rounds:

– Round 1 (freestyle): each competitor performs to a song of their choice

– Round 2 (compulsory): top competitors from round 1 perform surprise song

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