Need a unique career idea? Playing professional air guitar can be a serious business. Top competitors can walk away with cash prizes, book deals, endorsements, invites to the International Air Guitar Championships in Finland and more.
Bjorn Turoque on Conan O’Brien
In this clip from NBC‘s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, “professional air guitarist” Bjorn Turoque (pronounced “b-yorn too-RAWK”) talks about his book To Air is Human, what it’s like to compete internationally and shows off some of his trademark moves.
Who Is Bjorn Turoque?
Bjorn Turoque’s real name is Dan Crane. He’s a The New York Times writer and stand-up comedian. He was also a mildly successful guitarist until he decided to dedicate himself to the invisible art of air guitar.
The Drawbacks of Playing Professional Air Guitar
Bjorn Turoque is the second greatest air guitarist in the United States. But being a professional air guitarist isn’t all fortune and fame. Before you rush off to try to compete against Dan “Björn Türoque” Crane on the air guitar pro circuit, keep in mind that his air guitar career has ruined friendships and prevents him from having a girlfriend.