The U.S. Air Guitar Championships will be held this Thursday in Los Angeles. In this New York Times article, Dan Crane, whose air guitar name is Björn Türoque (pronounced tu-RAWK), discusses the history of competitive air guitar.
"Air guitar is not about pretending to be a rock star. You must be that rock star. You might not need to put dry ice in your armbands to create smoky contrails as you strum, but it helps."