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Friday, May 8, 2009

'Air Sex' Championships Headed for San Francisco

Posted By on Fri, May 8, 2009 at 6:30 AM

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. Preceding next month's Air Guitar Championships at San Francisco's Independent will be the "Air Sex" showdown -- meaning all we need are some folks pantomiming the shooting up of heroin or toking a bong and we'll have Air Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll.

What, you may ask is "Air Sex?" Well -- and we're not going to make a Paris Hilton joke here, we promise -- it appears to be folks comically re-enacting sex with invisible partners in front of a quasi-inebriated crowd ... and hilarity ensues. The traveling circus is the offshoot of monthly contests held at the Alamo Cinema Drafthouse, a Parkway-esque cinema, bar, and, it would seem, place to re-enact sex with invisible partners in Austin, Texas (the video above features, among other entrants to last year's championship, a Sarah Palin look-alike and what appears to be a man in a wolf suit; the stars at night are big and bright -- deep in the heart of Texas!). 

This year's Air Sex Championship will be on June 24 at San Francisco's The Independent. The Air Guitar showdown will be on June 26 and 27 at the same locale. I am leaving it to our city -- The City That Knows How -- to jump-start the Air Drugs competition.

I nominate Tom Ammiano as grand marshal. What sayest the bretheren?

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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