Champions: BRIDE OF ROCK – Catch a Little Greatness
The second round of the 2010 Los Angeles Regional was loosely based on those X-Men scenes where Professor Xavier freezes the universe and anyone still animate responds with a side-to-side “holy fucking shit” look across their faces. When BRIDE OF ROCK (Janice Gomez) climbed over the Troubadour’s balcony railing and leapt into the sea of holy fucking shitters, I pretty much holy fucking shit myself. It was as though the music stopped, the planet unspun itself, and gravity itself gasped. If you look closely at the video, you can see one of the Always Sunny in Philadelphia folks snap out of it and try to pull her off the rail just before she jumps. Apparently he was unaware that even in a frozen universe her fans would never miss the opportunity to prop up what the Troub’s house manager called “the greatest crowd surfer I’ve ever seen.” That Bride of Rock is 90 pounds and a total knock-out (she’s married, fellas – hence the “Bride” thing – so don’t get the wrong idea) has nothing to do with it; truth is, who doesn’t want to catch a little greatness?
In 2011, Bride of Rock shifted from competitive participation into long form air guitar. She now has a regular gig at one of LA’s most prestigious children’s art schools, teaching tomorrow’s champions the technique and chi behind winning air guitar.
Each handmade trading card celebrates like never before the pillars of US Air Guitar – those members of the competitive air guitar community who have lifted the sport out of the bedroom, onto the stage, and now into the basement beside water-damaged sets of Magic the Gathering and d20 dice.
These limited edition jpegs come in two sets: CHAMPIONS and LEGENDS, featuring rankings and expert analysis on everything from competitor agility to homoeroticity.