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2,000 GUITARS! In Concord?

By Tony Hicks
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 at 1:26 pm in Uncategorized.

The City of Concord is poised to go into the record book tonight for hosting an event featuring the most guitars to ever play one song together.

That doesn’t count those plastic Guitar Hero “guitars,” you freaks. Remind me to tell you some day how great of a guitarist all you people would be if you actually spent the same amount of time practicing on a real guitar as you do on the videogame.

Anyway, more than 2,000 are expected to show up in Todos Santos Plaza by 6:30 tonight to play “This Land is Your Land.” The current record is held by Kansas City, who had 1,721 guitarists play Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” last year.

I’m probably going to show up tonight – I figure with that many guitarists playing somebody’s going to need a drummer. I’d bring my guitar, but I don’t know how to play that song. Now if they were breaking the record with Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” that would be a different story.

It promises to be a fun evening. will have a booth next to where the axe-slingers are registering, handing out free stuff. I might even be there … but I can’t say for sure, as we don’t want to drive anyone away.

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3 Responses to “2,000 GUITARS! In Concord?”

  1. Bud Cerio Says:

    I’m a BIG fan of the electric guitar.

  2. HeyJoe Says:

    I know. We’ll be there. I don’t play, but the wife noodles around on it. Are you going?

  3. Tony Hicks Says:

    I think I’m going, but my guitar is missing strings. And I don’t have a strap. Oh, and I don’t know how to play it. Other than that, I’d totally be in.