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The Air Guitar World Championships


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Every year, the city of Oulu in northern Finland hosts an unusual contest.

Contestants from all over the world compete to find out who is the best at pretending to play a guitar.

In other words, you don’t have to know how to play a guitar in order to be an air guitar champion.

The contest, which has been taking place every year since 1996, starts on August 22.


pretend: to make believe.