Promoting world peace through air guitar

Justin Howard performs as Nordic Thunder during the Air Guitar World Championships in Finland.

By Justin Howard, a video editor for RI’s Broadcast Media Department

I’ve been competing in air guitar competitions for seven years now, and I have finally obtained the ultimate title —  2012 Air Guitar World Champion. 

Believe it or not, the purpose of competitive air guitar is to promote world peace. There is a saying that goes “You cannot hold a gun if you’re holding an air guitar.” As absurd as that sounds, it’s true. I have seen first hand the positive influence that air guitar has on people, and the joy it brings. I have traveled the world spreading this message of peace and love. Continue reading