New York man wins second Air Guitar World Championships title

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Aug. 28, 2017 at 11:59 AM
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Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A New York man traveled to Finland to successfully defend his title at the 22nd Air Guitar World Championships.

Matt "Aristotle" Burns won his second consecutive title in competitive air guitar, which is equal parts dance and musical instrument pantomime, by strumming along to Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' cover of "I Will Survive."

Burns, who has won three U.S. championships and has three world championships second-place finishes under his belt, is the fourth-ever competitor to win back-to-back world championship titles.

Burns said last year that his song choices help him stand out from the crowd.

"When I first started, everybody was doing glam rock or metal," he told the New York Post. "I based my whole character around a younger guy playing pop punk."

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