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NYC breaks air guitar ensemble record

July 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The cast and crew of a Broadway musical and hundreds of inspired New Yorkers have managed to break the world record for the largest air guitar ensemble.With air guitar, you simply pretend to play rock or heavy-metal guitar solos.

At New York's Brooks Atkinson Theatre Wednesday, 810 air guitarists performed at one time.

That number, which included the members of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages", was certified by an official from Guinness World Records.

The group rocked out to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing'" for 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

The 2007 National Air Guitar champion, William Ocean is credited with teaching the performers how to play the air guitar.

Their effort officially beat the previous Guinness record air guitar ensemble of 440 people.

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