Guitarists compete -- with no guitar

DENVER, Colo. The music is blaring, and you're playing along -- with no instrument.

However, only a few and the very brave take it to the next level – the 2008 Air Guitar Competition in Denver, Colorado.

The contestants are judged on their technical ability, their stage presence and the their airness.

A real guitar, a broom or any other prop on stage gets contestants disqualified.

Extra points are given to those who smash a guitar before the show.

"It's going to make me famous. I paid for three years of guitar lessons, they don't need a guitar, what can I say," said one contestant.

Three of the air guitarists at the competition go on to the nationals in August in San Francisco, and the world guitar championship is held in Finland.


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