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Tomorrow morning I fly to Finland to enter the dark horse competition in Oulu, Finland the night before the Air Guitar World Championships for one last chance at the world stage!

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Following the screening, the theater will be transformed into our own private bar, where we get to choose the tunes we want to hear and we get to jump up in front of the screen and air guitar our asses off. There will be blood, yes, but there will also be sweat, tears, smoke, lights, and very possibly confetti and pyro! Spontaneous air bands will be formed. Lifelong friendships will be forged. Old videos you haven’t seen in years will be projected on the movie screen. It’s like karaoke on steroids. Scratch that: It’s like an Elmo crystal-meth sex party. But better.

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Three-time Kansas City air guitar champion Eric “Mean” Melin (that’s me) will host The Action Pack’s Arena Rock Sing-Along at the Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City Mainstreet Theater on Thursday night August 30 at 7:30pm!

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I’ve had a lot of people ask me for an official Mean Melin T-shirt and I’ve finally gotten my act together and figured out a way to make it happen. After spending five days on the U.S. Air Guitar 2010 tour, where I racked up five straight second-round appearances and zero first-place finishes, I feel [...]

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