Saturday in Chicago, a local 27-year-old, Justin Howard, won the U.S. national air guitar championship. Howard performs under the name “Nordic Thunder,” and he’s a four-time winner of the Chicago regional championship for jumping around and pantomiming playing a rock guitar. He will travel to Finland next month to face competitors from 20 other countries in the Air Guitar World Championships.  

- He was thrilled to win, but is worried about all the extra baggage fees he’s going to have to pay the airline for all his imaginary guitars!

- The crowd went wild when he smashed his non-existant guitar into the stage and then leapt into an imaginary mosh pit!

- Just like real rock stars he’s got a beautiful girlfriend… Of course his is a blow-up doll.