Australian’s love their AC/DC. Everyone does, really, but when the band represents your own country, you go the extra mile.
More than 3,700 people gathered in a park in Perth to rock out to “Highway to Hell,” and those in attendance did it the only way they knew how: with devil horns and air guitar. There was so much air guitar being played, in fact, that the fans set a Guinness World Record.
The previous record for most people playing air guitar in the same place at the same time was 2,377. It happened in California in 2011 to the tune of “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne.
The air guitar event was just one of several AC/DC tributes at Perth Fest over the weekend. Tribute bands performed on flatbed trucks and fans shut down a six mile stretch of highway to create what organizers called the world’s longest stage.
It doesn’t seem like it will be too long until we hear from the real AC/DC again. The band has not made an official announcement about its plans for 2020, but Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider and others have said they have first-hand knowledge about the return of frontman Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd for new music and a potential tour.