World Record- Off Topic But Wanted to Share

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  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I was part of breaking a Guinness world record this afternoon.

    One of our local rock stations, KYYS, rounded up 1,683 guitarists (official count) to all play "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple at once. The previous record was 1,300 guitarists. They tried to break this record a little over 3 months ago in London and couldn't get the job done. Kansas City showed the world how to rock today. And we even did it in one take. :D

    1st pic is the registration gate
    2nd pic is Santa and his posse
    3rd pic is one of the younger participants
    4th pic is my buddy, George, and I. (I'm the short, fat one with buzzed hair)
    5th pic is a group shot of most of the 1,683 guitarists on the ballfield.

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  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Oh Man - That's Cool!! :cool: :cool: We had a record for Saxophone playing in Phila a few years ago (maybe 10) The local station WMMR had a bunch of them playing "Louie Louie" :) Beat the record by 100 or so....

    They billed it as "Group Sax" :D :D :D
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I like it. :D
  4. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    really cool cannonball
  5. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Just for doing that great feat cannonball I am going to take some pics at work for you.I have been working on campus at a building for child studies and came across something that made me laugh and say , I need to get a photo of that. Its coming this week just for you.:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
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  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    What fun!!! Great to be part of a "happening"! Were any of the electric guitars amplified? I think I see a small unit on the ground by one guy....
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Most of the electric players had portable battery powered units. I've got one made by Supro and distributed by Smoky Amps. It's only slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes but it will drive a 4x12 speaker cabinet.

    I saw one guy that got creative and wired an old Peavey practice amp with two 12 volt batteries and played through that.

    A few just played unplugged whether they had acoustics or electrics.
  9. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    It's been YouTubed if anyone wants to give it a listen.

    [youtube=1,683 Guitarists Play "Smoke On The Water"]n10E3XwV5kA[/youtube]
  10. berraf

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    That's great! Wow!
    Deep Purple still makes me rock :)
  11. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    yep and made it on local radio in mahattan kansas:mrgreen:
    So can you start smiling now . you look so serious in your picture:neutral::neutral:
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    That is so neat!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  14. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I always look that way in pictures.
    Mostly because when I smile I look like I have some sort of mental deficiency and somebody should be wiping the drool off my chin for me.
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I saw that on the nightly news tonight. Sumptin' else...

    We had a world record broken here in our area this weekend. Seems like someone outdid that Japanese fella and ate a record 49 1/2 Nathan's hot dogs in 12 minutes. Beat the old record by 2 1/2 doggies.

    Now before you say anything, I never could see any sense in these eating contests. They make everyone in them look like pigs, and it's a total waste of food, but on the other hand, I doubt that any of them are going to want to eat anything else for the next few days.peasouppeasoup
  16. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Rock on baby!