Air Guitar World Champion Eric ‘Mean’ Melin Is an American Hero for the Ages
Eric ‘Mean’ Melin plays a pretty mean air guitar.
Melin, who looks eerily like Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, had quite the journey en route to his victory. First, he won a contest the night before just to make the field. Then, he was ordered to go second among all the competitors, which traditionally means a low scores since the judges aren’t whipped into a frenzy yet.
Then, to top off his ‘Rudy’-like fairy tale, he won a playoff against fellow American Doug Stroock.
After his victory, Melin was still high in the air – this time on cloud nine. He said, "This is insane. It's so amazing. This is the best night in my life."