'Rock of Ages' Takes Aim at Air Guitar Guinness World Record
After tomorrow's 2:00 P.M. matinee showing, Tony-nominated Rock of Ages will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for "largest air guitar ensemble" with the help of audience members and crew.
Here is the best part: you don't have to be a ticket holder to participate. Anyone interested in being a member of air guitar history is invited to join the attempt in breaking the record. Just be sure to arrive at the Brooks Atkinson Theater no later than 4:20 P.M. with fingers warmed.
The musical is teaming with US Air Guitar, creators of the United States Air Guitar Championships, and Andrew "William Ocean" Litz, the 2007 National Air Guitar champion, in its attempt to overcome the current record, which stands at 440 faux-rockers.
Ocean, a five-time air guitar champion, will take the stage alongside the Rock of Ages cast at 4:30 P.M. to inform the audience how to properly play air guitar. And, after the final chord is invisibly strummed, the cast will stick around for a talk back, which will include giveaways. Check out the Rock of Ages promotional page to see more details.
For your viewing pleasure, please check out the clip below of Mr. Ocean shredding.
-- Michael Catania