When an electric guitar hits the high notes, no kid can resist the
urge to jam on the imaginary six-string hanging from his shoulders.
The World Air Guitar Championship is yet another testimony proving the
simple fact: some kids are older than others.
Fatima "Rockness Monster" Hoang, a young man from Los Angeles, proved
that he is better than any other kid in the country at the 2005 U.S.
Air Guitar Championships, held at the Key Club in Hollywood. In front
of a sell-out crowd and celebrity judges, Rockness strummed a perfect
score in the first round and an unprecedented perfect score in the
second "surprise song" round to secure the title, for which he was
runner-up in 2004.
Rockness was awarded a trip to Oulu, Finland, for the August World
Championships, where he was beaten by Michael "Destroyer" Heffels of
Holland in a mesmerizing robotic performance. Rockness vows revenge
To show your stuff on stage, head to the Air Guitar U.S.A. home page
for the 2006 schedule, complete with College Tour. Or, you can throw
on your favorite CD (or LP) and wow the imaginary crowd on the stage
where the sport was born: your bedroom.