Georgia Lunch Takes the Big Apple
This is a Guest Post by David "Rev" Ciancio (@revciancio)
Third place: Little Bro Peep -- this is one to watch. Came out draped in a cape, wearing corpse paint. I think everybody was afraid of where this was going to go. Then the Cape came flying off and underneath was a hairy man in a little bopeep outfit. Complete Rager of a performance that blew perceptions of what is an air guitar master across the sexes. A true freedom fighter for both metals and gender equality in air guitar.
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Runner up: Twisted Sistair -- blazing performance that answers the question: what if David Bowie was from the Sunset strip and outer space at the same time? You could tell she was a pro from the first note and pulled out every trick there is in the book from highflying kicks, to standing on tables, to backslide to even breaking out some stars and bars. A perfect, perfect competitor if you will.
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Winner: Georgia Lunch -- Holy moly I don't think anybody expected this! First timer, but long time fan. Didn't really have a stage outfit or anything outlandish. Tall girl, long hair, glasses, metal shirt, Jean shorts, cheetah tights. Totally the underdog. FLATTENED THE ROOM WITH SLAYER.
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• Some competitors chose Poison "Nothing But a Good Time" so the 2nd round track was changed to Van Halen "Hot For Teacher" • Before we announced the judges pick for 2nd round, I had all the competitors line up on stage and the judges gave them critiques, RuPaul's Drag Race style. Julie was really nice to everyone but Stacy and I were brutal. • 2nd round (and winner) was chosen by applause rather than judges scoring ◦ By my ears and eyes, it was a tie between Georgia Lunch and Twisted Sistair so I made a game time call. Little Bro Peep came in a strong third ◦ The two of them faced off, while both on stage, to a song they did not know in advance, "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins.
[video width="720" height="720" mp4="http://usairguitar.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Air-Off.mp4"][/video] ◦ While it was an over-the-top, off-the-chain, balls-to-the-wall performance by both, the crowd voted, by applause, cheering and then a chant for Georgia Lunch. • The night ended in a glorious group performance of "Freebird." ◦ Rumor has it this guy got on stage, but I don't think anyone has proof.
I know we changed up the format a little but everyone told me they had a really good time with it.
Here's a link to the photos and video I was able to take.
Thanks man. That was hellafun.