Wednesday, September 15, 2010
All Hail Gunther Love !!
The Grand Final witnessed snapping strings and fainting groupies as the contestants, one fierier than the other, fought for the ultimate command of the air. Last year's World Champion Sylvain “Gunther Love” Quimene (FR) gave once again a stunning performance and took the highest crown back to France. His fellow countrywoman Soraya “Eva Gina Runner” Garlenq scored second with her sparkling and tight one-minute show. The third place was taken over by retiring Canadian champion Cole “Johnny Utah” Manson. As the Air Guitar tradition has it, after the winner was chosen, all the contestants took the stage once more and encouraged the whole world to play Air Guitar to Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" while the fireworks lighted the sky to celebrate the 15th anniversary. The night's host, Air Guitar Guru Dan ”Björn Türoque” enchanted the Oulu Marketplace with his charisma and tuned the festival audience into an airy frequency. The chilly Final night gathered a massive audience of approximately 7000-8000 people.