Guitarobatics ๐ŸŽธ


I’m on a few super gear-nerdy and G.A.S.-educing groups on Facebook. ย To the Awesome Cheap Guitars group, I recently posed this question:

So,what awesome cheap guitar moves have you pulled on stage? Iโ€™m a horrible guitar player, but I can wow a crowd with some flash, flair, and goofy-looking guitars. Iโ€™m guilty of the checked followingโ€ฆ

Dancing E.

Dancing E.

โ˜‘ Playing behind the head.
โ˜‘ Playing while squatting with guitar in between knees, reaching arm through legs from behind.
โ˜‘ Playing while falling/laying down.
โ˜‘ Dropping-trou and continuing to play.
โ˜‘ Playing on knees bending back until head almost touches the ground.
โ˜‘ Sad 80’s dance move with shuffling feet while playing.
โ˜‘ Playing on chairs.
โ˜‘ Playing on tables.
โ˜ Playing on the bar.
โ˜‘ Walking outside & in another door if possible with a wireless.
โ˜‘ Sitting in a seat with a wireless.
โ˜‘ Stage-diving.
โ˜‘ The Chuck Berry/Angus Young walk.
โ˜‘ Switching instruments mid song.
โ˜ Using a beer bottle as a slide.
โ˜‘ Using a mic stand as a slide.
โ˜ Blowing bubblegum bubbles. (Like Doyle.)
โ˜‘ Drinking mid song.
โ˜‘ Injuring a band mate by accident. (I chipped the lead-singer/bass player’s tooth.)
โ˜ Injuring a band mate on purpose.
โ˜‘ Improvising a mic stand out of duct tape, a hockey stick, & gatorade bottles. (Hey, we were playing at a dek-hockey rink.)
โ˜ Playing on someoneโ€™s shoulders.
โ˜ Playing while someone is on your shoulders.
โ˜‘ Playing from behind a wooden bear statue with the guitar on the front of the bear.
โ˜ Putting a lit cigarette under the strings in the headstock.
โ˜ The amp-hump.ย (Like Jimi.)
โ˜‘ย The guitar-as-a-phallic-symbol air-hump. (Like Rex from the Lone Rangers ย in Airheads.)ย 
โ˜ The guitar toss – Badass edition. (Like Princeย – also, check out the falling into the crowd move!!!)
โ˜ The guitar toss – Oops edition. (Like Prince with the borrowed Epiphone or Krist Novoselic on MTV.)
โ˜ The guitar toss – Someone else catches & starts playing.
โ˜ Smoke-bombs. (Like Ace Frehley.)
โ˜ Set Fire to the guitar. (Like Jimi.)
โ˜ The windmill. (Like Pete.)
โ˜‘ The powerslide.
โ˜‘ The failed powerslide.
โ˜ Swinging from the rafters. (Hard to do while actually playing? This dude did it.)
โ˜ The โ€œโ€˜round the worldโ€ spin.
โ˜ The failed “round the world” spin.
โ˜‘ Yelling out a second story window mid-set for people to come into the bar.
โ˜ The โ€œnyah-nyah you can’t see meโ€ EVHย turn-around.
โ˜ The flying karate kick.
โ˜‘ย On the knees.
โ˜ On top of a piano. (Like Slash.)
โ˜‘ย Dancing with the crowd.
โ˜‘ย Duel of the Fates – using another musician’s fretboard as a slide.
โ˜‘ย The salute – All in the air.
โ˜‘ย The Poison-ish choreographed lean.
โ˜‘ย Lean on a bandmate.
โ˜‘ย Lean into a bandmate.

I know there are more. ย I know photos & videos exist of some of these with me. ย  I know this post canย get goofy. Please, I implore you to share your moves, including videos, animated gifs, and photos in the comments! ย This kind of stuff is hilariously entertaining to me.

What’s your favorite to do? ย What’s your favorite to watch? ย What have you copied? ย What have you invented? ย What did I miss on this list? ย Share your stories and images and favorite stuff from your favorite performers!

Now, for the self-indulgence:

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