World record for air guitaring set at Download Festival

News posted by Ryan on June 15th, 2009 at 1:11pm GMT

If you were at Download Festival in the UK this weekend, you may have witnessed the most extreme example of air guitaring ever. Dressed in Brutal Legend t-shirts, an insane 440 people gathered around Electronic Arts’ trailer and played the air guitar to Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ — not only breaking several barriers of sheer awesomeness, but also a Guinness world record.

Kerrang FM’s Christian Stevenson had the following to say:

“That was one of the raddest jams I’ve ever been involved with. The crowd played their air guitars better than Eddie Van Halen! Then they destroyed ’em good and proper. Who cares, right? They can go to the air guitar shop and get another one. Sick to the infinity of sickness! I want a crowd like that at every gig I’m at. Awesometacular — air guitar world records rule!”

With the previous world record of 318 people in tatters, those still feeling up to the exhausting art of the air guitar were able to go on-stage and play against one of the festival’s bands The Blackout, with one of the real-life Tenacious D guitars up for grabs.

I think it’s fair to say that EA knows how to market this game.

8 moshers have commented on this post
1. Andy 8 years, 1 month ago

HAHAHA LOL LOL LOL!! That is insanely awesome! why weren’t I there?! Breaking a world record with nearly 500 people wearing Brutal Legend t-shirts?

Spot on, EA ! :D

2. Coggs 8 years, 1 month ago

Friggin’ AWESOME!

I cant belive EA is pushing this game so much!

3. Kroms 8 years, 1 month ago

No words can describe how perfect that is. And so many of them seem like genuine metal-heads.

4. Malleys 8 years, 1 month ago

I can only say: HELL YEAH

5. docdolittle 8 years, 1 month ago

Whooo, I’m a record holder now :P well with 439 other people…

6. matthiashalliday 8 years, 1 month ago

i was there and am in the 1st pic and believe me it rocked all weekend and the feeling of being 1 out of 440 people breaking a record is absolutely brilliant

7. Phil 8 years ago

hell yeh i was there =]
and i was in devil drivers biggest circle pit on the same day
no idea if that broke the world record though
either way atleast i helped break one record =D

8. Vili 8 years ago
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