November 11th, 2018

Timeline – 2002 Part 3

by Brian Walker, Greg Walker and Chance Browne

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, June 9, 2002.

In the Sunday page above Ditto strikes some classic rock and roll poses.  Wikipedia describes what he is doing as “a form of dance and movement in which the performer pretends to play an imaginary rock or heavy metal-style electric guitar, including riffs, solos, etc. Playing an air guitar usually consists of exaggerated strumming and picking motions and is often coupled with loud singing or lip-synching. Air guitar is generally used in the imaginary simulation of loud electric or acoustic guitar music.”

Air guitar contests are held in many countries around the world and since 1996 the Annual World Championships have been hosted by Finland.

This magazine featured an article about the 2011 event and shows some classic air guitar moves.

Click the link below to see a video clip from 2015 of Bradley Cooper playing air guitar on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1dW8M4EqYY

Finally we have a Zits strip from 2018 with Jeremy playing air guitar.

Next week will be our last post from 2002 in our Timeline series so be sure to check back.

– Brian Walker

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