Who is This Vera Person?

Before hosting a metal burlesque show. I don’t always look this untamed.

My name is Vera Mysteria and I’m a 35 year old working gal with a rad tiny human named Caspian and a husband named Zack. Five months ago I was a gestational surrogate and birthed some twins! I’ve done a lot of really random and occasionally bizarre things in my life. I’ve been a union cement mason, a burlesque performer and producer, Portland’s only female strip club DJ, sang in a ten piece disco band and now, as of last month, I have decided that I want to be an air guitar champion. Do I play the guitar? Nope. Am I totally serious? You betcha.

Over the next 11 or so months I’ll be updating ya’ll on my process of becoming an invisible shred master in time for the next regional qualifiers for the 2018 US Air Guitar Championships. I’ll be posting about my new workout regime to get me in ultimate air guitar shape, developing my AG stage persona, costumes, learning tricks, posting videos of chats with fellow competitive air guitar folks, and more!

I’m super, ridiculously excited about this whole thing. So ride along with me on the highway to hell and high water to make my air guitar wet dreams a reality!



US Air Guitar

Competitive air guitar is totally a thing. A real live, fire breathing, sweaty beast of a thing with a mission to make the world a better place through invisible guitars.

Here’s their mission statement

Our mission

US Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation’s unofficial pastime out of the bedroom and putting it up on the national and world stage. Founded in 2003, the US Air Guitar Championships has grown into a major national event that reaches more cities, fans and competitors every year. As the only official national competition recognized by the Air Guitar World Championships, US Air Guitar sends our national champions to compete for the world title in Oulu, Finland every year.

US Air Guitar is also dedicated to advancing the larger purpose set forth by the Air Guitar World Championships: to promote world peace. According to the Finnish ideology of air guitar: ​_“Wars would end, climate change stop and all bad things disappear, if all the people in the world played the air guitar.”


If you check out their website- it lists all the upcoming regional qualifiers for nationals, rules of air guitar, how you can compete, hall of famers, some sweet merch and more!


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